Norfolk and Suffolk police praised for sharing lock-ups

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Two police forces that share prison cells have been praised for setting the "benchmark for constabularies working together", according to inspectors.

Norfolk and Suffolk police forces are sharing six new lock-ups called Police Investigation Centres since February 2011.

Two centres in Suffolk and four in Norfolk provide custody facilities for handling detainees.

The report also praises both authorities for good communication.

The buildings are in Bury St Edmunds and Martlesham in Suffolk and Wymonham, King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Aylsham in Norfolk.

In a joint statement, Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, said: "We recognise the Norfolk and Suffolk joint custody programme now sets a benchmark for the quality.

"Both of custody provision and of thoroughly planned and executed joint working."

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