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Custody sergeants in legal dilemma over lack of hospital beds

Thousands of mental health patients are being detained beyond the legal period.

Custody sergeants in legal dilemma over lack of hospital beds

Date - 3rd January 2018
By - Sophie Garrod - Police Oracle
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Forces are making decisions to hold people with mental health issues in custody beyond the statutory maximum due to difficulties accessing hospital beds. As a result custody sergeants are stuck with a difficult legal dilemma. Under the Police and...
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