TACKLING drug crime remains a priority, according to the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.

Last week, PCC John Campion continued with work across Shropshire to implement the Government's 10-year 'From Harm to Hope' drug strategy.

The Combatting Drugs Partnership was set up in August, last year, and has been tackling the impact of drugs in communities across Shropshire.

Measures have included clamping down on criminal gangs and county lines across the region and educating people on drug misuse and providing support.

There have been arrests and seizures across and there has been an increase in people seeking and receiving specialist help for drug misuse.


Mr Campion believes education will be key.

He said: "I regularly hear from residents about their concerns in relation to drugs and the crime associated with its use.

"I am listening and will continue to work in partnership with important stakeholders across West Mercia to get to the root of the issue.

"By educating people about the dangers of drugs, intervening with the right help when substance misuse happens and enforcing the law to stop criminals profiting from misery, we will make real change in West Mercia."

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