Thousands sign parents' petition

Over 40 thousand people have signed an online petition set up by a couple from Stockport calling for 17 year olds to be treated as children when arrested by police.

Joe Lawton

Joe Lawton killed himself 2 days after being arrested for drink driving. His parents say he'd still be alive if they'd been called and able to offer him guidance and support.


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.