A Recent case from 2022. I am not sure if it is county lines but young people and drugs are involved in the murder of a young man in a sleepy Dorset town. The story is a ramble, as all the best are. I remember some years back being in Christchurch in late August after GCSE results and the teenagers celebrating at the beach. It seemed a happy place, parties on the beach.
At the time I was working at a Pupil Referral unit in the area and also saw some of the damaged youngsters that lived in the area.
This is a recent case, some time after my time , but I recognise the attitudes that existed when I worked there. I may have known Christchurch or Bournemouth, certainly people like them. What I did recall was that the children at the PRU were proud to be travellers and even those that were not, claimed to be be as it was 'cool' to be a traveller. I