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Crack dens show drugs don't work.

Byline: By Wales on Sunday

The horrific pictures we publish today of a Swansea crack den expose a seedy underbelly of life few of us ever get to see. We make no apologies for bringing them to your attention.

Any glamour attached to hard drugs is quickly dispelled by these pictures which expose a squalid and filthy hellhole unfit for vermin, let alone humans.

They serve as a warning to us all of the lows we can stoop to in search of a high.

The new laws which allow the police to close down these vile places within 48 hours are a godsend for our communities.

But the police can only act when they are informed of what's happening.

That's your job, so don't be afraid to pick up the phone and call for help. The problem belongs to us all and now we have the power to tackle it.

THE huge success of Big Brother is as incredible as it is baffling.

If, five years ago, Davina McCall had predicted that eight million viewers would tune in to watch a dozen nobodies doing not an awful lot, you would have sent for the men in the white coats.

But, as we say so long to Slick Vic, the Incredible Sulk and Chicken Stu, there is one burning question which goes unanswered: How will BB6 top a lesbian anarchist, a bonking bunny boiler and a screaming nicotine-addicted Portuguese transsexual?

We can't wait to find out.
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 8, 2004
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