county lines

Stories like Richard’s are the rule, not the exception for Black missing children and their families, writes Minority Matters’ Aisha Ahmed.
Blind spots from police, social services and even charities are allowing child trafficking to thrive. Here's what needs to change.
Sadia Ali, co-founder of Minority Matters, discusses how criminal gangs use children to move drugs across the country, along "county lines" and how the effects are being felt in already marginalised minority groups the most.
This is how young people are stolen from outside school and trafficked around the UK to sell drugs.
These are the substances driving county lines operations and how much Britain’s most popular drugs cost.
“County lines” operators are using jaw-dropping tactics to snare vulnerable children across the UK.
Criminals are using vulnerable young children to spread illegal operations from cities to smaller towns, figures show.