Boy, 14, arrested on suspicion of drug offence at Fratton Station in Portsmouth 

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A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of a drug offence at a Portsmouth train station. 

The 14-year-old was on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A Drugs at Fratton Station at around 2pm yesterday (November 12). 

The boy is from London. 

Tweeting about the arrest, Hampshire Constabulary mentioned county lines. 

So-called 'county lines' gangs are organised crime networks which exploit children to sell drugs. 

READ MORE: How to tell if your neighbour is a drug dealer

Fratton Station. Picture: Michael Scaddan

Fratton Station. Picture: Michael Scaddan

Often these children are made to travel across counties, and they use dedicated mobile phone ‘lines’ to supply drugs. 

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. 

- A sudden increase in visitors to a house or flat and people only staying for a very short time.

READ MORE: Mutiny inquest: Teenager was an ‘unwitting victim’ of ‘greedy’ drug dealers, coroner rules 

- 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.