Police behaviour investigation

An investigation has been launched into the behaviour of five police call handlers following the death of a man with mental health issues in Devon.

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Investigation into police action making 'significant progress'

It is clear that Mr Somers had mental health issues and he was very vulnerable. I am pleased the Safeguarding Adults Board has decided to set up a review and we will of course share our investigation findings with it.

Our investigation into police actions has made significant progress but we still have a lot of work to do. I have also arranged for two independent external experts in mental health and diversity issues to assist our investigation

– Rachel Cerfontyne, The Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board

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