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"DRUGS and VIOLENCE" Scotland Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Aang

Scotland Warnings and Dangers: 62 reviews and 53 photos

The Inverclyde Forum About Drugs has issued a league table relating to heroin use. Top of the league come: Greenock, Port Glasgow, Gourock, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and West Dumbartonshire. At the bottom of the league come places like Dundee. Heroin addicts are often unemployed and yet spend £22,000 a year on buying heroin. The addicts tend to resort to theft to gain the money to feed their habit.

In Scotland, one in three schoolboys carries a knife. In some areas, almost every kid is armed.

The Dumfries Courier 8/12/00 reported in its editorial: "there is an ever present fear of violence and the 'yob culture' and it is not simply confined to the most deprived council estates in inner cities."

In Lanarkshire a family passed on information to the police about drug dealing in Bellshill. Their son, 12, was assaulted by older teens. Their daughter, 9, was threatened with rape.


A Mr C was brutally stabbed to death. The two men responsible for the death walked free from court.The press accused the Crown Office of incompetence or worse.

The Glasgow Herald reported, "The trial of 3 men accused of assault was haulted because a signature was missing from the charge sheet..."

3 trials involving drugs charges collapsed because of search warrant blunders.

According to the Daily Record 7/12/00,
"hour by hour, day and night, the emaciated drug addicts file into...239 Bellrock Street, Cranhill."

It is there that JM (The record gives his name) sells heroin to children aged 12 and 13.

On 7/12/00 alone, the Daily record named and shamed 30 drug dealers. Each day, more names appear.

In one year in Scotland, 340 people died from drugs (and over 1000 from alcohol).

Andrew was aged 13 when he died after taking 2 ecstasy pills.

The teenage son of his mum's partner died after taking morphine.

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  • Written Nov 25, 2002
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