A judge in the UK has ruled that a 14-year-old boy is safer living in Sierra Leone than London due to the English capital’s problem with crime gangs.

“The teenager was taken to Freetown as his mother was worried about his involvement in county lines gangs in London after he was excluded from school,” reports BBC News.

Mr Justice Mostyn ruled that the boy should stay in Freetown until the end of his GCSEs in 2022 against the wishes of his estranged father.

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