Too many mentally ill held in police cells
Too many mentally ill people are being held for too long in police cells, say four watchdog bodies in England and Wales.
A report from the four bodies covering police, prisons and care called for a rethink of how powers are used to detain people in a "place of safety".
Some of those who were detained were as young as 14.
Among the reasons given were a lack of beds and staff at health facilities.
Michael Buchanan reports.
20 Jun 2013
- From the section UK