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Police volunteers in Bridgend taken into custody

Police volunteers

Nearly 20 police youth volunteers were taken into police custody on Wednesday, 22 June, 2016.

The volunteers were rounded up by officers in Bridgend and marched into Queen’s Road police station where they were questioned in relation to an event which occurred a week before.

But it wasn’t under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act - they were questioned on their knowledge of the custody process which they recently learned about.

It was part of a pre-arranged visit which was hosted by the region’s top police officer, Chief Superintendent Stuart Parfitt.

The volunteers were given a guided tour of the custody suite which has only been operational for the past few years and at the time of opening was hailed as one of the most cutting edge facilities of its kind in the UK.
Chief Superintendent Parfitt, said: “It was a pleasure to be able to host the visit by our volunteers who are getting more and more involved with the organisation since they were inducted earlier this year.

“We are very proud of this facility in Queens Road and as important members of the policing family, our volunteers were given a unique, behind-the-scenes look at an essential area of our business.”

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