Does Norwich have a drug problem?
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Is Norwich losing the fight against drugs?

Eighty people have died from drug misuse in Norwich in the past three years - more than in any single London borough, statistics have revealed.

Residents have told the BBC substance abuse and drug dealing is becoming a common sight across the city, with it leading to a number of violent crimes.

The government figures also show that more people are dying from drugs in Norwich than anywhere else in the East of England.

Charities say funding cuts are hampering efforts to help vulnerable people and the issue is often made worse by homelessness.

Ch Insp Sonia Humphries said police officers had made 350 arrests in the past year, adding the county’s force was continuing to focus on targeting suppliers rather than end users.

  • 09 Oct 2019
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