Mental health detainees 'routinely' held in cells

Division that lacks Section 136 suite 'routinely' placing detainees with ill-mental health in custody, charity says.

Mental health detainees 'routinely' held in cells

Date - 25th February 2014
By - Jack Sommers - Police Oracle
5 Comments 5 Comments}
More than half of those detained under the Mental Health Act in a policing division are placed in custody because there is no specialst health suite available, a charity has found.Healthwatch said around 62 per cent of those detained in Kirklees,...
Do you have an interesting news story? Contact the newsdesk on 0203 119 3303
or alternatively get in touch via the contact form.
Thank you for visiting Police Oracle

To read our articles, please take a moment to sign in to your account or register a FREE Police Oracle account...

Create a free account

Join over 98,000 unique visitors every month for the best news, analysis, comment and best practice.