We Talk to Young People who have been Involved in Gangs


They’ve dealt drugs, carried guns, knives and axes and seen their friends killed and they’re still only teenagers. In this article for The Guardian, Tom de Castella talks to five former gangsters about life – and death – on the city streets.


This is an eye-opening look at gang life and culture within the United Kingdom. It is really interesting to see what this life is from the inside.

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