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Call For Ban on Children Locked Up in Police Cells

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7:01am 14th October 2013

Pirate FM has learnt five children are locked up overnight in Cornwall and Devon police cells each week.

Nearly 300 children as young as 10 were detained in 2011, which is down from previous years.

The total across England and Wales was 40,716.

But the Howard League for Penal Reform is calling for it to be banned, calling it "unsafe."

The charity is urging police to work more closely with parents and children's services to help provide safe and appropriate care if needed.

Frances Crook, Chief Executive of the charity, said: "A police cell is not a safe place for a child. It's not a place of safety. It's chaotic, it's noisy, there are adults who are drunk, adults who have sometimes committed very serious and violent offences or are extremely distressed because of mental illness."

She added: "It's challenging behaviour by teenagers and that is a parenting responsibility, it's not a policing responsibility.

"All of our children do naughty things sometimes in their teenage years, and we deal with it as parents and I don't think police should be involved."

7:01am 14th October 2013

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