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County Lines

County Lines. Maybe you’ve heard of this, maybe not. But if you  are a parent or have  children in your life that you care about, it is vi tal that you learn about it and,  most importantly ,  help to educate these kids by talking about it.   I’d heard of it and thought I had a decent understanding of the subject until recently when my son had, what the police described as, 'a close shave'. I was  aware that kids on bikes were targeted for  drug running, I was aware that kids who travel in from London by train are a target and I was aware that adults are approaching kids offeri ng to pay for food in return of  a  favour . These things are happening and if you live pr etty much anywhere in England  it’s most likely happening in your town. But here’s what I didn’t know and what I feel a responsibility to share. That the people coercing and grooming our kids may well be an adult in a quiet part of the high street, they may well be an adult hanging around the station or chicken sho