Mental health staff on patrol

Mental health staff are to join police officers in North Yorkshire on patrol under new government plans.

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Mental health nurses will join police in North Yorkshire on patrols Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mental health nurses are to join police offices on patrols in North Yorkshire under new government plans.

The force is one of four across the country taking part in the pilot. Specialist nurses will attend emergencies with officers where it's thought people need immediate mental health support.

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