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

February 21, 2012

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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 guardian.co.uk, 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

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As gang prevention programmes target children at risk of involvement, police warn that girls are particularly vulnerable Matthew Taylor guardian.co.uk, 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 […]