DRUG USE AMONG CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 14 ATTENDING CLUB EVENT

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_60028221_60028220.jpgBy: Jane Bradley and Rita Monjardino

Evidence of illegal drugs being used by children as young as 14 attending supposedly “safe” all-night raves has been uncovered by a BBC London investigation.

Let’s Go Crazy (LGC) is a popular clubbing event which markets itself as a safe night out for over 16s where drugs will not be tolerated.

It hires out venues across London for its all-night events.

On its website Lets Go Crazy promises “unforgettable nights out for young people” and claims the “safety of our guests is our most important priority”.

It adds: “Under no circumstances will the possession or consumption of drugs be tolerated.”
Tighter security

The last LGC event was in April at The Coronet in Elephant and Castle, which finished at 05:30 BST. It was a sell out with about 2,400 teenagers attending.

But secret filming by BBC London journalists who attended the night reveals apparent drug use among clubbers, many younger than 16, and evidence of teenagers offering to supply drugs.

Two days before the event was due to take place, LGC announced there would be tighter security than at previous LGC events there.

One of the BBC journalists texted an LGC promoter asking why security was so strict.

Continue Reading: bbc.com

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