Government anti-gangs strategy to be revealed


The government is to renew attempts to intervene in the lives of young people at risk of becoming gang members.

Its new strategy will also seek to help those already involved escape a culture of drug dealing, robbery and violence.

The Department for Work and Pensions aims to tackle 120,000 problem families in England and Wales, in some cases intervening before a child is born.

Labour says tackling gangs is vital but that government spending cuts could undermine the strategy.

Tom Symonds reports.

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