COCAINE can be delivered more quickly in England and Scotland than a takeaway pizza, a global drugs survey has found.

More than a third of a thousand cocaine users surveyed in England said they could get the drug delivered within half an hour.

Some 36.8% of people surveyed in England said they could get cocaine within 30 minutes - fifth in the world rankings.

This compares with 12.2% of people in England and 19.8% in Scotland who said they could get a pizza delivered in this time.

The report said dealers were competing for customers not only through product quality but through speed of delivery, with easy access and higher purity “likely to lead to escalating use and harms among people”.

It said: “With many cities covered with CCTV cameras, traditional street dealing is becoming less attractive.”