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Girls targeted in gangland reprisals


A BBC investigation into gang violence has been told that girls and young women are being exploited and exposed to sexual violence in gangland reprisals.

A report into gang crime describes how rape has become a weapon of choice, not only to punish girl gang members but to target the sisters and girlfriends of rivals.

Angus Stickler reports.


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