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Concern over mental health detentions by police in Wales

Calls have been made for a reduction in the number of people taken into police custody with mental health problems.

Figures obtained by BBC Wales showed a 32% increase in such "section 136" detentions in the last year by South Wales Police.

But North Wales Police saw an 80% drop after an agreement between police and doctors.

The South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner is to work with other forces to see what can be learned.

Roger Pinney reports.

  • 15 Nov 2013