Cops find boy of 12 carrying heroin, a large knife, a wad of cash and two phones

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A BOY of 12 was found by police carrying heroin, a large knife, a wad of cash and two phones.
The youngster was being hunted for a string of other crimes when he was collared by officers on Monday.

 Cops found a boy of 12 carrying heroin, a large knife, a wad of cash and two phones in Basildon, EssexGetty – Contributor Cops found a boy of 12 carrying heroin, a large knife, a wad of cash and two phones in Basildon, Essex

He was held on suspicion of planning to sell the drugs in Basildon, Essex.

It makes the lad — who was on bail at the time — one of the youngest suspected dealers in Britain.
Following the arrest Crime Scene Investigation officer Vikki Jones tweeted: “Pretty sure he wasn’t popping to the shops for lunch . . . #onlycowardscarry.”
Data from 2017 shows eight police forces arrested teens as young as 13 on suspicion of carrying class A drugs with intent to supply.




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