Heroin Offered To Shoplifting Drug Addicts

Tuesday, 13th February 2018 at 6:32pm

Birmingham Live reports that the West Midlands Police Commissioner wants to provide heroin to hardened addicts in a bid to stop them carrying out burglaries, robberies and car thefts in the city.

By giving heroin to convicted addicts in a controlled medical setting, the aim is to ‘take the market away from organised criminals and stop people stealing to fund their addiction’.

Commissioner David Jamieson is turning to heroin-assisted treatment to tackle acquisitive and violent crime, as half of all robberies, shoplifting, burglaries and theft in the region are committed by people feeding a drug habit.

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