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New campaign launched to help spot the signs of cuckooing in Central Bedfordshire

The Safer Central Community Safety Partnership has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of the increasing criminal activity known as cuckooing.

Named after the cuckoo that steals other birds’ nests, this is the practice of drugs gangs taking over the home of a vulnerable person in order to use it as a base for their criminal network.

Last year, Bedfordshire Police identified more than 80 cuckooed locations in the county. These addresses became a base for the production or dealing of drugs, as well as exploitation of the person living there.

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