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Wayland Academy pupil’s poster highlighting drug trafficking dangers to be displayed in Norfolk schools

PUBLISHED: 15:58 23 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:58 23 December 2017

Wayland Academy pupil Megan Wells and her competition-winning poster. Picture: TEN Group

Wayland Academy pupil Megan Wells and her competition-winning poster. Picture: TEN Group

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A poster created by a teenager highlighting the dangers of drug trafficking is set to be displayed in schools throughout Norfolk.

Wayland Academy pupil Megan Wells' competition-winning poster. Picture: TEN GroupWayland Academy pupil Megan Wells' competition-winning poster. Picture: TEN Group

Megan Wells, a pupil at Wayland Academy in Watton, entered her creation as part of a Norfolk Constabulary initiative with schools to highlight the risks posed by County Lines drug gangs.

The gangs exploit children by using them to carry drugs.

The 13-year-old’s winning design shows an exchange of drugs taking place, with a pair of handcuffs around the wrist of one of the participants – accompanied by a stark warning that County Lines drug trafficking can result in physical and mental abuse.

Megan said: “I wanted to give an example of what was happening, whilst providing information.

“I’ve been told that the poster is going to be used across all schools. I hope it makes them aware of what County Lines is and the hazards of becoming involved in it.”

Emily Clark, Norfolk Constabulary’s youth engagement officer, said: “Megan interpreted the brief really well and produced a poster that was eye catching, described the issue and gave good advice.”

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