Boy, 14, arrested on suspicion ofÂ drug offenceÂ at Fratton Station in PortsmouthÂ
A teenage boy has been arrested onÂ suspicion of a drug offenceÂ at a Portsmouth train station.Â
The 14-year-old was on suspicion of beingÂ concerned in the supply of Class A Drugs at Fratton Station at around 2pm yesterday (November 12).Â
The boy is from London.Â
Tweeting about the arrest, Hampshire Constabulary mentioned county lines.Â
So-called 'county lines' gangs areÂ organised crime networks which exploit children to sell drugs.Â
Often these children are made to travel acrossÂ counties, and they use dedicated mobile phone '˜lines' to supply drugs.Â
If you are suspicious that someone living on your street is a drug dealer or involved in drug trade, Hampshire Constabulary warn to look out for these signs.Â
- A sudden increase in visitors to a house or flat and people only staying for a very short time.
- Short exchanges between small groups of people at or close to a flat or house.
- Residents leaving a flat or house on numerous occasions throughout the day and returning a short time later.
- People loitering in an area and using their mobile phones frequently.
- New-looking or hire cars parked outside a house or flat that wouldn't normally be there, and being driven by somebody that you wouldn't normally associate with driving that style of car.