Gang culture conference

A conference is being held today to discuss the capital's gang culture in the wake of the London riots

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Post riot crackdown 'created power vacuum'

Politicians, youth leaders and those affected by violence have been meeting at a conference in London aimed at tackling gang culture.

As Liz Wickham found, it's thought the arrest of more than 200 gang leaders in the wake of the 2011 riots may have created a power vacuum, in which younger gang members have grabbed power, on a wave of violence:

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Gang culture conference

Gang crime has changed in the wake of the London riots of 2011 Credit: PA

Leading MPs will be calling on the Governement today to make changes to policies regarding youth gang culture.

The conference, Tackling Gang Culture, will look at whether Government strategy to remove gang leaders following the 2011 riots was counter-productive. It's thought it may have created a power vacuum in which younger gang members grabbed power on a wave of violence.

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