Drug gang moved in and took over my flat
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Cuckooing victim: Drug dealers took over my flat

Drug gangs are moving in and taking over the homes of vulnerable people across the west to sell drugs, according to police.

Cuckooing, as it is known, is on the increase with urban dealers targeting small, rural and coastal towns where there is little or no competition.

Max, a former addict, was targeted by a group of dealers a year ago when his home in Wiltshire was taken over for two days.

You can see more about this on Inside Out West on BBC One on Monday at 7.30 GMT.

  • 05 Nov 2017