Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Search

Innocent 14-year-old becomes ‘county lines’ drug runner in new independent film coming to Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 11:03 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:58 31 August 2018

Henry Blake has written and directed the hard-hitting film County Lines, telling the story of Tyler Hughes, a teenager pulled into a life of drug running across the UK. Picture: SVERRE SORDAL

Henry Blake has written and directed the hard-hitting film County Lines, telling the story of Tyler Hughes, a teenager pulled into a life of drug running across the UK. Picture: SVERRE SORDAL

Archant

A hard-hitting independent film depicting the realities of the illegal drug trade in the UK is being show in Ipswich next month.

Henry Blake has written and directed the hard-hitting film County Lines, telling the story of Tyler Hughes, a teenager pulled into a life of drug running across the UK. Picture: SVERRE SORDALHenry Blake has written and directed the hard-hitting film County Lines, telling the story of Tyler Hughes, a teenager pulled into a life of drug running across the UK. Picture: SVERRE SORDAL

County Lines is being shown for professionals working with children, families and communities in Ipswich at Jerwood Dancehouse, Foundry Lane, on September 12.

The film focuses on 14-year-old Tyler Hughes, sent from London to sell drugs in a neglected town.

Henry Blake has written and directed the hard-hitting film County Lines, telling the story of Tyler Hughes, a teenager pulled into a life of drug running across the UK. Picture: SVERRE SORDALHenry Blake has written and directed the hard-hitting film County Lines, telling the story of Tyler Hughes, a teenager pulled into a life of drug running across the UK. Picture: SVERRE SORDAL

Alone and unprotected, he finds himself trapped in a series of complex and high-risk situations in a film showing the serious threat the county lines issue - of big city gangs using youngsters to transport drugs to smaller towns - poses to Britain’s children.

The showing will also include a question and answer session with the film’s writer and director, Henry Blake.

Henry Blake has written and directed the hard-hitting film County Lines, telling the story of Tyler Hughes, a teenager pulled into a life of drug running across the UK. Picture: SVERRE SORDALHenry Blake has written and directed the hard-hitting film County Lines, telling the story of Tyler Hughes, a teenager pulled into a life of drug running across the UK. Picture: SVERRE SORDAL

Passionate about realism, Mr Blake’s work is heavily research-based, character-lead drama.

The film can be seen at 1.30pm, 4pm or 6.30pm, but please note that the showings are an 18+ event.

Henry Blake has written and directed the hard-hitting film County Lines, telling the story of Tyler Hughes, a teenager pulled into a life of drug running across the UK. Picture: SVERRE SORDALHenry Blake has written and directed the hard-hitting film County Lines, telling the story of Tyler Hughes, a teenager pulled into a life of drug running across the UK. Picture: SVERRE SORDAL

Book your place at one of the showings here.

The family of a brutally murdered Ipswich woman have made an impassioned plea for help in finally bringing her killer to justice, 25 years on.

A decision on whether a new Suffolk council will pursue ‘borough’ status will not be made until at least later next year, it has been decided.

A Suffolk man has plead guilty to causing injury by dangerous driving at Ipswich Magistrates court today after a woman was left with life threatening injuries following a car crash on the A1120.

There is good news for bargain hunters in Stowmarket as a discount store bids to make a return to the town.

Fire crews from Colchester and Wivenhoe have been called out to a bedroom fire in Colchester this evening.

A ground-breaking tech company that recently relocated from Cambridge to Suffolk has been working with University of Essex researchers on technology designed to make our online data safer.

From its ‘Go Bananas’ HQ in Bury St Edmunds, this forest advanture company now employs more than 1,000 people across the UK and the US.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24