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MPs call for introduction of 28-day immigration detention cap

MPs have called for the introduction of an immigration detention cap that will restrict the holding of detainees to a maximum of 28 days.

A report, produced by a cross-party group of MPs and peers, suggests Home Office officials are "failing to follow guidance" on using immigration detention sparingly and for the shortest period possible and recommends a detention cap be brought into force.

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Women stage protest at Yarl's Wood detention centre

A protest has taken place at Yarl's Wood detention centre tonight after a Channel 4 investigation uncovered allegations that inmates were described by staff as "animals".

A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said it was aware of a "small" and "peaceful" protest at the immigration removal centre.

A Serco spokesman said around a dozen women were involved in the demonstration and "we are talking to them".

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