Knife Crime

Gangs are not a new problem in Britain. In the 1820s the Aldington Gang was formed by men who had returned home from the Napoleonic Wars and found few opportunities for work and little to occupy their time. Gang-based smuggling was the result.

In recent years our idea of what a ‘gang’ is has been defined by drug dealing. The opportunity to make lots of money selling drugs has brought with it...

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