Grieving parents calling for law changes

The parents of a 17-year-old boy from Stockport who took his own life after he was arrested for drink-driving want a change in the law.

Joe Lawton was kept overnight at a police station without his parents' knowledge.

Two days later he shot himself.

Now his parents, Nick and Jane Lawton, want the Government to change the law so 17-year-olds are treated as children in custody.

Last month the High Court was told 17-year-olds suspected of crime are wrongly being treated as adults and losing vital protection when they're arrested.

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Law petition after teen's suicide

The parents of a 17-year-old boy from Stockport who killed himself after he was arrested for drink-driving want a change in the law. Joe Lawton was kept overnight at a police station without his parents' knowledge.