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Police custody inquest

An inquest into the death of a man who died in police custody is taking place. James Herbert, 25, died at Yeovil Police Station three years ago. He'd been detained in Wells hours earlier under the Mental Health Act.

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Full report: Police custody inquest

The father of a man with mental health problems who died while in custody has criticised the way police dealt with his son on the night he died. Tony Herbert wasn't told of his son's death until hours later.

The coroner at James Herbert's inquest said he's writing to the chief constable to raise a number of concerns. The police told us today, their cells are not the place such patients should be held.

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