We can assure you that this programme does not glorify gang crime. With an estimated 450,000 young people thought to be active gang members, the programme examines how gang culture has become such a central part of the lives of so many young Britons. The programme includes gang members talking frankly about their lives and motivations, offering an insight into the underground world they inhabit. No one in the film has been paid, and no inducements were given. All contributors have taken part of their own free will, because they wanted to give an insight into the underground world in which they live. In addition, follow up programme Gangland: Murder looks at the fallout of gang culture and the impact on lives and local communities.
The programme has been complied for broadcast, and we are confident that it fully complies with the Ofcom Broadcasting Code.