Gangs: Don't Believe The Hype

10 April 2012, 06:00

As part of our three month investigation into gangs in the East Midlands we have been finding out why young people are tempted to turn to a life of crime.

The most common answers where because it's easy money and to help them get a family bond they don't have at home.

One lad told us by dealing drugs he could earn someones wages in just one day.

They also told us they feel trapped by their postcodes and chances to change their lifestyles are limited.

As part of our research we spoke to ex-gang members in Derby and Nottingham, who reckon young people have the wrong impressions of gang lie and don't think about the consequences their actions can have on family and friends.

Tom is 25,and has lived across the region, hear his story below:

Capital Gangs: Tom

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