I've been talking to GP, Dr Rachel Ward and Chief Inspector Jason Kew from the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit about the dangers of county lines drugs gangs who often exploit young people. Click here to view on my YouTube channel.
In 2018 two Thames Valley Police Officers were hit by a drunk driver. Both were seriously injured and PC Tom Dorman ended up having his leg amputated. Last year that man was sentenced to five years in prison.
In 2019 the Home Office announced that 18 Police and Crime Commissioners in areas worst affected by violent crime would share £35 million to establish Violence Reduction Units (VRUs), with a further £35 million provided for 2020/21.