Home Secretary Priti Patel orders experts to help combat Britain's spiralling ...

Priti Patel's war on cocaine: Home Secretary orders experts to help combat Britain's spiralling drug use by 'white males under 30' Priti Patel has asked Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to focus on issue Home Secretary said increase in use has been driven by white males under 30  Her plea comes after an independent report earlier this year found cocaine was as readily available as takeaway pizza largely due to county lines drugs gangs 

By David Barrett Home Affairs Correspondent

Published: 00:50 BST, 13 August 2020 | Updated: 01:22 BST, 13 August 2020

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Priti Patel has ordered the Government’s official drug experts to help combat Britain’s cocaine epidemic.

The Home Secretary wants a plan to cut spiralling use of the Class A drug.

Cocaine abuse is growing, particularly among white men under 30 – with the largest increases in the South West and East Midlands.

In a letter to Professor Owen Bowden-Jones, the chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), Mrs Patel said: ‘I would... be grateful for

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