Children as young as 9 arrested for dealing drugs, ITV News investigation finds | ITV News

Children as young as 9 arrested for dealing drugs, itv news investigation finds | itv news

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Children as young as nine years old are being arrested for dealing drugs in the UK, as police forces and charities warn the cost-of-living crisis could see more young people targeted by criminal gangs.

An ITV News investigation has found 5,425 children under 16 have been arrested for drug offences since 2018.

A Freedom of Information request to police forces in England and Wales also revealed some of the shocking ways that children were getting exploited by criminals.

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