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Victory in youth custody ruling

Issue No. 2351

The high Court has ruled that 17 year olds must be treated as children when arrested and held by police.

The change means that they will now have the supervision of a parent or responsible adult. The ruling came after the suicides of two 17 year olds in police cells. 

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Tue 30 Apr 2013, 16:34 BST
Issue No. 2351
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