Nottingham has come top of the list in drug trade in England, in a recent study of drug prosecutions

A recent study from The Mirror has shown that Nottingham is the drug trade capital of England and Wales.

Nearly 500 drug trafficking crimes were reported in the city in the last 12 months up until June 2015. This represents an equivalent of 15 crimes for every 10,000 people.

The national average for drug trafficking in England and Wales is 4.6 crimes for every 10,000 people. This means that Nottingham is more than treble the national average.

Even though nationally drug trafficking has declined by 8%, other Midland cities still made it onto the top 20 drugs trafficking hotspots list. This includes Leicester and Northampton which has 10.6 crimes per 10,000 people – more than double the national average.

Student George Butcher believes that if people wanted drugs, it would not be hard to find them.

George Butcher explains how students in the city have influenced the drug trading.