A 16-year-old girl with mental health issues is being held in custody by Devon and Cornwall Police as they say there are no NHS beds available in the entire country.
According to the force's assistant chief constable, Paul Netherton, the girl was taken into custody on Thursday night and sectioned yesterday - but with no free beds, they have been forced to keep her there.
Labelling the situation "unacceptable", ACC Netherton revealed the force was now attempting to find nurses who could look after her while she remained in custody.
We have a 16yr old girl suffering from mental health issues held in police custody. There are no beds available in the uk! #unacceptable
The 16yr old was detained on Thursday night, sectioned Friday lunchtime and still no place of safety available. This can't be right! 1/2
Custody on a Fri & Sat night is no place for a child suffering mental health issues. Nurses being sourced to look after her in custody !?!
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked in a car park by two men wearing full-head gorilla masks.
The 47-year-old victim was approached as he got into a silver Audi estate car in Plympton, Devon, at around 5.30pm on Friday.
The two men were waiting nearby and watched as the man walked across the Chaplins Superstore car park to his vehicle, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
The victim, who suffered minor facial injuries, managed to chase off his attackers and they fled on foot from the car park.
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Record-breaking runner Jo Pavey's young children are more concerned about whether she can beat the other mums at their school sports day, her husband has joked.
Her son Jacob is four, while Emily is just 11 months old - and despite wowing fans by becoming the oldest ever female European champion, the youngsters are barely interested.
Her husband and coach Gavin told ITV News that Emily claps along with the crowd and Jacob cheers - but said he is more concerned that his champion mother comes in first in the annual school 'mums race'.
The husband and coach of four-time Olympian champion Jo Pavey has spoken of his shock and pride after she became the oldest ever female European champion.
Runner Jo claimed gold in the women's 10,000 metres at the opening night of the European Championships in Zurich yesterday.
Her husband Gavin told ITV News that they had expected the Exeter mother-of-two to medal as she had been doing well in training - but said it still came as a "massive shock" when she crossed the finish line in first place.
It came just 10 days after she won bronze in the 5,000m at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
An offer of sunscreen to inmates who climbed onto a jail's roof in hot weather was "foolish", the prisons minister has said.
Jeremy Wright said that he has ordered an immediate review into the matter.
"This should not have happened," Mr Wright said.
"There should be no policies in place which promote this kind of foolishness and I have ordered an immediate review of this incident to ensure that it does not happen again."
Two prisoners who climbed onto a jail's roof in hot weather were offered sun cream by staff "in line with health and safety rules."
The duo turned down their offer during the incident at Dartmoor prison earlier this month.
It is not clear how the inmates managed to get onto the roof or which building on the Devon site was involved.
The Ministry of Justice said the suntan lotion offer was due to health and safety rules.
Some of Britain's most famous comic stars gathered for the funeral of comic actor Rik Mayall in Devon today.
The star of the Young Ones, Bottom and Blackadder died last week at home, aged 56.