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Forces using places of safety rules to transfer mental health cases to courts

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Forces using places of safety rules to transfer mental health cases to courts

Date - 4th November 2020
By - Gary Mason
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Forces are charging people suffering from mental health problems with low level offences in order to avoid police cells being used as places of safety, research has found. This means that courts are sometimes using the Bail Act 1976 to remand them...
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