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Children targeted by drug dealers

ITN

Figures showing the number of suspected child dealers arrested has soared by a third from 369 in 2006 to 507 last year

Teachers unions have warned that the actual number of children being caught with drugs in school may actually be much higher.

The unions say that many cases are dealt with internally and this could lead to them not being documented.

The Telegraph:

Figures obtained by this newspaper from 41 of the 52 British police forces show that 2,121 children under 15 have been arrested in connection with the supply of drugs in the past five years. The youngest dealer was only nine. He was caught by police in Avon and Somerset, but he was too young to be arrested.

See also the Mirror.

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