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Early intervention 'saves billions'

A report claims two families in Birmingham, over the last 40 years, have cost the taxpayer £37m.

The figures relate only to how much these two gangland families are calculated to have cost the criminal justice system.

Reporter Andy Hosken analyses the accuracy of the numbers and Graham Allen MP considers whether money could have been saved if the government adopted a policy of early intervention.

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