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Children detained at Heathrow held in "degrading" conditions

Children detained by the UK Border Agency at Heathrow Airport are being held in "degrading" conditions.

A report by the Independent Monitoring Board also found rooms used to hold children were "disgraceful."

It recommends that non-custodial, child-friendly accommodation be provided for families. The Border Agency says Heathrow's operators BAA are responsible for the standard of custody suites.