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Mental health nurses to be placed in police stations

Mental health nurses are to be posted in police stations and courts in a bid to reduce reoffending by mentally ill criminals, under a new pilot scheme in ten areas across England.

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Mental health staff to help police 'focus' on crime

Police officers should be focused on fighting crimes and people with mental health conditions should get the care they need as early as possible.

These pilots will not only ensure that happens but in the longer term will help drive down reoffending by individuals who, with the right kind of treatment, can recover fully.

– Policing minister Damian Green

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