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Stop and search could save girls from being groomed says ex gang member

Written by on February 25, 2020

A mother-of-two who was “forced” into a gang in her early teens has called for police to use stop and search powers on girls and young women to “save them” from being groomed by criminals. Lucy Martindale, director of anti-knife crime organisation Operation Shutdown, said girls are “inevitably” becoming associated with gangs because “dominant” males are forcing them to hide weapons or contraband to avoid police detection..