Ex-drug addict who used heroin and crack cocaine aged 12 is honoured for voluntary work in Leeds

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A FORMER drug addict from Leeds who started using heroin and crack cocaine aged 12  has been honoured with an award for his  voluntary work at a homeless charity. Chris Sylvester, 37, of Armley, said he started smoking cannabis aged 11 or 12 and soon progressed to Class A drugs, which led to a life of crime and prison. Three-years ago, homeless charity St George’s Crypt in Leeds city centre helped Mr Sylvester turn his life around.

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