This is one of a series of videos which police and council bosses will help stop vulnerable youngsters being caught up in drugs. 

Southend Council, Essex Police and the Echo have teamed up for the third stage of the ongoing fight against drug gangs coming in from outside the county.

A powerful new video and online help, via a specially protected website, are the cornerstones of the latest phase of the campaign.


Over the past year, the Echo has revealed how Southend’s children are regularly being targeted and forced to move drugs and money around the borough and up to, and back from, London.

Schoolchildren are being forced to deal class A drugs by these ruthless gangs.

Southend Council and Essex Police have also teamed up to launch the See the Signs website, which gives youngsters a platform to report any of their concerns anonymously online.