Charity criticises massive leap in number of children arrested by Greater Manchester Police
The number of children arrested by GMP has more than doubled in a year.
The rise from 2,517 in 2014 to 4,587 is a sharp reverse of a trend over the last four years which has seen the numbers dramatically fall.
The increase has been criticised by the penal reform group, the Howard League.
GMP say they have been ‘working tirelessly’ to reduce any ‘unnecessary’ child arrests.
Nationwide, police made 102,666 arrests of boys and girls aged 17 and under during 2015 - a 58 per cent reduction in five years. Many forces have reviewed their arrest procedures and policies after working with the Howard... read more