Children as young as five have been stopped and searched in Teesside.

Three children aged five years have all been stopped and searched in the past six years.

One of them was for drugs, one was for going equipped for stealing and the third was for stolen property.

Reported by The Cleveland Gazette. You can read the full story here. 

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  1. Well-spotted story, but where you say you’re linking to the full piece in the Gazette, you actually link back to this page. Infinite loop.

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