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UK: 13yr Old Given Ecstasy As Present
A mother is said to have given her 13-year-old daughter three ecstasy tablets as a birthday present, the BBC learned.Middlesbrough mayor Ray Mallon highlighted the case when speaking to Look North about hundreds of troubled families being supported on Teesside.There was one where a mother gave a 13-year-old child some ecstasy tablets, hard drugs, for her birthday," the mayor said. "I just despair.
The BBC was told that a troubled family with six children under the age of 13 was costing Middlesbrough Council more than £600,000 per year.
Three of the children were in foster care at a cost of £135,000, while the remainder were in residential care at a cost of £468,000.
Mr Mallon said that as an ex-police officer, he recognised the same family names getting involved in crime year after year.
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