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MHK wants to charge for stay in cell

Wed, 11 Dec 2013

Howard Quayle
Howard Quayle

It costs £383 to stay in a police cell overnight.

The figures were revealed in Tynwald yesterday by Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson.

Middle MHK Howard Quayle wanted to know what percentage of police cells were used as a result of people drinking or taking drugs.

He was told exact figures for the last five years weren’t available but that last year 643 people had stayed overnight and were intoxicated.

Mr Quayle says he thinks it’s time for change:

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