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Children to hear about drug deaths

Children are to witness the horrors of drugs first hand as a Torquay Herald Express campaign gathers pace.

As part of a new police initiative, school children in the Torbay area will be taken to the inquests of drug victims.

Behind the scheme is coroner Hamish Turner, one of the most fervent supporters of the paper’s Drugs Don’t Work campaign.

He said: “The idea is for these youngsters to see and understand the effect of getting involved in drugs.

“It is an oppurtunity for pupils to realise how dangerous some drugs can be. One hopes they will learn from what they hear.

The Herald Express said: “We do not doubt that the proceedings will leave an impression on even the most streetwise teengager attending.

“The object of the exercise is that they will take the experience to be able to make an informed choice if they are faced with making a decision on drugs.”

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