Section 135 of the Act gives police officers powers to enter private premises – with a warrant – to remove a person suspected of being in urgent need of a mental health assessment. Section 136 gives them powers to remove someone from a public place to a ‘place of safety’.
The contract to build Britain’s first titan prison holding more than 2,100 inmates has been signed days before Monday’s deadline, when parliament dissolves for the general election. The justice secretary failed to get approval in time for his other flagship prison project, a 320-place “secure college”.
More bereaved families will be entitled to legal aid at inquests after a high court judge ruled that official guidance on whether to provide support was “misleading and inaccurate”.
Thousands of people are at risk of harm or even murder because of widespread police failure in England and Wales to tackle domestic abuse, a report says.