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North West 'County Lines' drugs gang jailed

One of the North West's biggest drugs gangs involved in so-called county lines crime is behind bars.

County lines gangs are based in major cities like Manchester and Liverpool - their members try to evade the police by spreading their operations to smaller towns and villages.

They flooded the streets of the market town of Macclesfield with heroin and crack cocaine.

They used violence and threats to recruit an army of young people to sell their drugs.

They thought Cheshire was a soft target - they were wrong.

This report from our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue.