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Communities in uproar over decision to ban stimulant

A row has errupted in Sheffield over the Government's decision to ban the herbal stimulant Khat which is widely used by the Yemeni and Somali communities.

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Communities in uproar over decision to ban stimulant

A row has erupted in Sheffield over the Government's decision to ban the herbal stimulant, Khat, which is widely used by the Yemeni and Somali communities in the city.

Khat Credit: Press Association

Tempers flared at a meeting in Burngreave today as community leaders, police and representatives of Sheffield Council listened to the concerns of local residents who oppose the ban on the amphetamine-like substance.

In future, those found in possession of it could be jailed for up to two years.

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