Frequently Asked Questions
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Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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Solvent abuse itself is not illegal, as many of the products used during solvent abuse are normal household objects. However, it is illegal for a shopkeeper, or anyone else, to sell any substance that will, or its fumes if inhaled will, cause intoxication to a person under the age of eighteen. Similarly, it is illegal to sell to anyone he believes is acting on behalf of a person under eighteen years of age.