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County Lines Combatting the exploitation of children and vulnerable people by criminal gangs

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This week officers from Calderdale Neighbourhood Policing Team will be working alongside officers from the Early Intervention Team and partner agencies engaging with members of our communities, school children and the vulnerable and speaking to the about County Lines.  If you see them out and about, please stop and chat to the officers and if you would like them, leaflet are available.

What are County Lines?

County Lines is a term used for organised illegal drug-dealing networks, usually controlled by a person using a single telephone number or ‘deal line’
They operate out of major UK cities and they distribute illegal drugs across rural and suburban counties via ‘runners’

Vulnerable children and adults are recruited as runners to transport drugs and cash all over the country, so that the criminals behind it can remain detached and less likely to be detected.

This crime is often associated with other serious crimes such as sexual exploitation, violence, money laundering and human trafficking.

For information on
How to spot possible victims ? What happens? What’s ‘cuckooing’? What are the signs of cuckooing?

County Lines | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org)

If you are worried that your child may have become a victim of child criminal exploitation we have specially trained officers who are here to help. They will never judge or blame the parent or the child https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/CCE

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