Children detained under the Mental Health Act (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1352
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What was the youngest age of a person detained by the Metropolitan Police Service under section 136 of the Mental Health Act at a police station in the last year?

Answer

Answer for Children detained under the Mental Health Act (1)

Answer for Children detained under the Mental Health Act (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The recorded age of the youngest person held in a MPS custody suite during the financial year 2012/13 and whose detention was authorised under the Mental Health Act was 15. They were detained for 489 minutes.