Shoplifting Gangs Target Kiddie Recruits

Tuesday, 21st July 2015 at 7:30am

Children as young as 10 have been arrested for shoplifting in Glasgow stores, according to the Evening Times.

Shocking official figures reveal that almost 500 youngsters have been nabbed by city cops in the past year.

Of those, 303 were aged between 11 and 15 and, most shockingly, six schoolchildren – aged just 10-years-old – were linked to the crimes.

Some experts believe children are being forced to beg and steal by criminal gangs.

Last month, the anti-slavery commissioner warned ‘Oliver Twist scenarios’ are taking place on Britain’s streets as children are tasked with shoplifting and pickpocketing.

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