10 Jul 2018

Lawyer warns holding children in police cells 'grave risk'

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 10 July 2018

A Nelson lawyer is warning it is only a matter of time before a child commits suicide in a police cell. In the 11 months to the end of March, there were 165 cases of young people being detained alone in a cell for more than 24 hours, and up to six nights in some cases. John Sandston acts for many young offenders and says children in this situation are at grave risk.