Drugs gangs targeting vulnerable children in Greater Manchester
Ann Coffey MP warned today that vulnerable children in Greater Manchester are being targeted by violent criminal gangs to transport and sell drugs across the country.
Speaking in a House of Commons adjournment debate on ‘County Lines’, Ms Coffey said that children in children’s homes and Pupil Referral Units were being groomed and used by gangs. She urged anyone who suspected this was happening in their community to report it to Greater Manchester Police.
Ms Coffey, the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults, praised the GMP ‘Trapped Campaign’ which aims to raise awareness in communities and schools of the grooming of children to act as drug mules by criminal gangs.
Please find below a link to Ms Coffey’s speech that she gave during the debate.
Photo: Ann Coffey with the Year 4 election winners in front of their UK Parliament display at Our Lady’s Primary School, Old Chapel St, Stockport SK3 9HX
Stockport MP Ann Coffey visited Our Lady’s Catholic Primary school in Edgeley as part of UK Parliament Week 2017 (13 – 19th November). This year over 900 primary schools throughout the country took part in UK Parliament Week, which is now in its seventh year.
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