Too many mentally ill held in police cells
20 June 2013 Last updated at 14:03 BST
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.