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Teen wins u-17 custody ruling

A teenager has won his High Court battle for the police to treat 17-year-olds in custody as children, giving them the same protections offered to under-16s, including the right for them to contact their adults.

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Government 'believes in importance of welfare of those is custody'

The Government believes the welfare and protection of all those held in police custody, especially young people, is extremely important.

We accept the court's judgment and will consider the next steps we should take to implement the changes.

– Home Office spokesperson

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