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.

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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.

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