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Gang life: First he builds trust. Then you help out. Next you’re cutting crack

February 21, 2012


One ex-gang member describes how her life was taken over by a boyfriend, and how the cycle begins at schoolBen Ferguson and Matthew Taylor, Sunday 19 February 2012 Lisa remembers the moment she knew her life had been overtaken by the gang. Her boyfriend of six months had called and asked her for a […]

Young girls using Facebook to ‘advertise’ to older gang members

February 20, 2012


As gang prevention programmes target children at risk of involvement, police warn that girls are particularly vulnerable Matthew Taylor, Sunday 19 February 2012 Girls as young as 13 are posting explicit photographs on Facebook to “advertise” themselves to older gang members, police say. The children, who are often already involved on the periphery of […]

Government targets sexual abuse of girls in gangs

February 10, 2012


Advocate roles created to support female victims of gang rape, violence and exploitation in worst affected areas of UKAlexandra Topping The Guardian, Friday 10 February 2012 Year 10 pupils at the Lilian Baylis technology school discussed sexual abuse of girls in gangs. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian “If you have sex with a girl […]