Rebecca Coxon's film is a powerful reportage that paints a stark portrait of a troubling sub-culture.
- Radio Times
With cocaine use in Britain doubling in the past 5 years, drug barons have expanded far beyond big city squalor to the grooming of middle-class children from rural market towns and public schools.
- The Mail on Sunday
This documentary gains remarkable levels of access to young people involved, often reluctantly, in this grim trade and follows police, parents and social workers as they attempt to find solutions.
- The Guardian
We’ve all seen the headlines about county lines and the way in which vulnerable youngsters are groomed into the drugs trade, but Rebecca Coxon’s hard-hitting and distressing report for Dispatches brings home the bleak reality of the lives of these children.
- The Telegraph
This bleak Dispatchers follows the cases of four at-risk children and virtually defines 'hard-hitting'
- The Times
Britain’s Child Drug Runners pulled no punches. Ostensibly a documentary about the notorious county lines, in reality this special Dispatches report was a tightly-argued case against the careless way we view drugs in the UK. It was impossible to watch without feeling both angry and incredibly sad
- The i