Hundreds of school children, among them a pupil of only eight, have been caught with drugs on school premises, new figures reveal.

Class-A drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine were among the illegal substances seized, according to the data from police in England and Wales.

There were more than 2,000 incidents dating back to 2011, suggest figures from 34 police forces.

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