[Ads-l] “Cuckooing”

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Sun Feb 26 17:47:49 UTC 2023

>From today'y (Feb. 26) Guardian.

“Cuckooing” in the homes of vulnerable people by drug gangs should become a
criminal offence, according to a call from the Centre for Social Justice
(CSJ) thinktank which has gathered cross-party backing.
Cuckooing is where offenders take over someone’s home and use it for their
own purposes, often the storage of drugs or weapons, the CSJ said. Victims
are often targeted because they are vulnerable through addiction, age or
disability, and offenders can be violent and threatening.

Not in OED.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

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