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Praise for police custody suite
7:20am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
CHESHIRE Police has been praised for how it treats suspects held in custody.
A report following a surprise inspection of the custody suite in Runcorn said it provided a ‘a good quality service’.
It revealed risk assessments were carried out, detainees were treated with courtesy and health services were easily available.
However, shift handovers were ‘weak’, according to the report, while ‘some practice remained disproportionate’.
Nick Hardwick, chief inspector of prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM inspector of constabulary, carried out the inspection.
They said: “Cheshire provides a good quality custody service in very good purpose-built facilities.
“This report provides a number of recommendations to assist the force and the Police and Crime Commissioner to improve policing further.
“We expect our findings to be considered in the wider context of priorities and resourcing, and for an action plan to be provided in due course.”
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