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Mental health patient put in police cell

The mother of a teenage girl who was held in a police cell for 48 hours because there was no hospital bed available has called for more to be done to help young people with mental health problems.

The woman, who is from Devon, told BBC News that her daughter was now being treated in a specialist psychiatric unit which is hundreds of miles from their home.

Jon Kay reports.

Inside Out South West is broadcast on BBC One on Monday, 26 January at 19:30 GMT and nationwide on the iPlayer for 30 days thereafter.

  • 25 Jan 2015
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