Problem solving forum looks at county lines

A group of experts have been brought together to discuss new approaches to tackling county lines drug dealing and criminal exploitation in Dorset.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) hosted a Problem Solving Forum, bringing together organisations involved in child protection and adult safeguarding, as well as housing and transport agencies.

County lines – in which gangs from large cities use dedicated phone lines to supply drugs to smaller towns – has become a national issue affecting forces including Dorset Police.

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