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Family call for change in law after teen killed himself

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The parents of a teenager who killed himself after being arrested are calling on the government to change the law on how young people are held in custody.

Joe Lawton was 17 when he was arrested for drink driving.

If he'd been younger, his parents would automatically have been called to the police station where he was taken.

His parents say Joe's age meant he was left alone without any support and guidance from an appropriate adult and 48 hours later took his own life.

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