NPCC definition of a County Line

The 2018 Home Office Serious Crime Strategy states the NPCC definition of a County Line is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas [within the UK], using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of “deal line”. They are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move [and store] the drugs and money and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons.

The following are a series of links to videos and documents relating to County Lines 

What Is County Lines? | The Children's Society

Young people aged 14-17 are most likely to be targeted by criminal groups but there are reports of seven year olds being groomed into county lines. Primary school children are seen as easy targets because they're less likely to get caught. The grooming might start with them being asked to ...

www.childrenssociety.org.uk

 

County Lines - National Crime Agency

NPCC definition of a County Line. The 2018 Home Office Serious Crime Strategy states the NPCC definition of a County Line is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas [within the UK], using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of “deal line”.

www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk

 

Protecting children from county lines | NSPCC Learning

What is county lines? County lines is a form of criminal exploitation where urban gangs persuade, coerce or force children and young people to store drugs and money and/or transport them to suburban areas, market towns and coastal towns (Home Office, 2018).

learning.nspcc.org.uk

 

 

Line 18: Behind County Lines

Warning: This report contains images of drug use and descriptions of violence. In this special Line 18 report, Sky News speaks to the gangs using children to traffic drugs into rural areas, drug mules and the police who are trying to tackle the issue. Gang member Bruce says he 'trains up' recruits from the ages of 12 to 16-years-old and pays ...

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COUNTY LINES Official Trailer 2020 Drugs Gangs

Following a couple of postponements, COUNTY LINES will now be released in UK & Irish Cinemas & on Digital Platforms, 4th December 2020, including BFI Player, Curzon Home Cinema & IFI @ Home. COUNTY LINES, the debut feature from director Henry Blake, premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival. Inspired by true events, COUNTY LINES is a vivid ...

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