Life inside the custody suite at Humberside Police. Custody Sergeant Rich West must manage a group of youngsters in cells next to some of Hull's most hardened criminals.
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-The custody suite receive one of their youngest and shortest guests.
-Ever been in custody?
I'll have a word with the officer, find out why you're here and I've got to ask you questions.
-Just answer them, best you can, OK? Do you know what a lawyer is?
A solicitor or a lawyer is somebody who will come to the police station
and help you with the legal side of things - all the law and stuff like that.
-Do you know how tall you are?
Will you stand up against the ruler when you get a second?
-Four foot seven.
The boy is 11-years-old but, arrested for theft,
he's treated like any grown-up.
I am authorising your detention here as my colleague said,
if there is anything you are unsure about, just ask him
and we will try and explain it better.
Until it all gets sorted, I'm afraid.
Welcome to The Lock Up.
This is Hull, home to a quarter of a million people and Humberside Police.
At police headquarters,
the custody suite looks after 6,000 people every year.
-Amongst them are 600 children.
-And your date of birth?
-29 of the 12th, 1999.
-How old does that make you then?
The man in charge,
Sgt Rich West knows the lockup is frightening, whatever your age.
My eight-year-old is bigger than that lad in J1.
Just think if she was in here. It is scary.
Brief circumstances, please?
This young man has been seen to be on the lower roof
of the old New York building, removing items of metal and lead and he's been arrested.
All right, can you give me a signature?
-Do you know what your signature is?
If you can write your name just to say you've answered my questions.
-Just write my name?
-Just your name in that box.
You will go down to a cell. The officer will show you where the button is if you need help
while we sort out what's been going on.
Pick your boots up and follow me.
-11 years old, first time in.
-He looks very worried that one.
I think he was getting a bit teary there
when we were cutting the cords out of his pants.
OK, let's bring the next one in.
The boy was caught with an older mate who knows the routine.
-Come and stand here. Have you been in custody before?
When was it? A couple of weeks ago?
Together they were found on a roof, suspected of stealing lead.
And that's not all they were up to.
That has to go in the bin. Too young to have them, aren't you?
-That rubbish in your lungs.
-And your date of birth?
He's 14 years old.
Do you know how tall you are? We'd better check to see if you've grown.
Go up to that ruler, put your back to it.
Was 4'8". What we now? 5'1". You've shot up.
-You won't grow any more if you keep using those cigarettes.
You just think when you were a child and I was still riding bikes when I was 14.
So, to arrest someone who is 10, 11, 12 years,
you just think what does the future hold for them when they start that young.
Do you know what a solicitor is? Yes?
-Do you want one this time? Or do you not?
-You're all right.
In the lockup, there's a juvenile wing where the boys will be kept in separate cells.
-Just grab your jacket and shoes.
-Do you want a blanket?
It shocks me that they are that small. Makes you have the "aw" factor!
When they are that young and you see them walking down the custody block
but we don't get many in.
We don't see a lot of kids that age, thankfully.
Thankfully indeed, because this is definitely no place for kids.
-Section 5, public order.
Routine patrol then we come across this gentleman with his penis out
urinating in full view of on-coming traffic and members of the public.
Get your finger off the table.
Not living up to his name is Ricky Love.
I go to speak to him and before we could do checks et cetera,
the male's behaviour became very aggressive.
You was going to batter me.
-He was stressed and said he was going to bite our nose off et cetera.
-You're a fucking dog.
I approached him and straight away he was abusive and very aggressive.
I put the cuffs on him and he became even more aggressive, started struggling with us.
He tried to spit at my colleague at the back of the car
then it developed from there to where he was threatening to bite our noses off.
I'm going to advise you now right at this moment none of that here, mate.
You'd better make sure nothing like that happens again.
-I am not like you.
Spitting is an officer's nightmare because of the risk of infection.
-Don't look at me, look that way. Don't look at me because you are going to spit at me.
-Look at this.
-Calm yourself down.
-What are you doing?
-Calm yourself down.
-Why are you taking my trousers off? Look at you.
-Are you calm now?
-I am not struggling.
I ain't struggled, what are you doing? My fucking hands.
-Calm down then.
-I am calm.
Then relax. No more silly spitting and noises, all right?
-Get off me.
-There you are, get yourself out. Put your hands up there. Put your hands up there.
-Is it Ricky or Richard?
-Put your hands on there.
And your middle name is Ricky?
-Ricky, you are 27, yes?
-Do you class yourself white and British?
-Do you know how tall you are?
Two more kids have been arrested, this time on their way to school.
Two juvy females coming in for a shop theft from St Stephens.
-One of them has kicked off.
-Let's have a look.
One is attacking security.
-If you stand by that wall for me.
-I have spoken to the officers, they're two sisters.
It's the younger sister's first time in custody.
-And the brief circumstances, please?
-Police were called by security staff reporting that two females
had been attacking them after being detained for shop theft.
When we attended, the two females initially refused to give us details
so, in order to identify them, we've had to arrest them.
-So what are the issues of the shop theft?
-She has been seen to conceal a bandage.
Can you take your hair grips and your bobble out as well.
Oh no, but I need it.
You will just have to go for the wild look.
I know how you feel to be honest. I struggled with my fringe.
Right, I am going to do a risk assessment
so don't be offended by any of these questions asked.
-Have you had any alcohol, drugs or anything like that in the last 24 hours?
-Have you had any alcohol?
-How old are you?
-Can you take this lady down to J1 please, mate?
Right, see later.
It is a really low value shop theft but we couldn't ascertain their names or who they were.
Once we got them separated, she's been a pleasure.
It was bravado in front of her sister who was like a wild animal.
We had to struggle with her to get her in handcuffs.
-The older sister is 16.
-Are you all right?
You have obviously been crying. Are you all right? And the offence, please?
She's assaulted a security guard by scratching his hands and kicking him in the shins.
Can you start taking your jewellery off?
Everything. In the back of the van, she didn't have this.
She has indicated that she has been chewing inside her lips.
It has got to come out.
That's what I do with it.
It has got to come out.
She is calm now, she wasn't initially.
When we informed her that she was under arrest, she exploded.
Luckily, I have got a muscly colleague who came to my assistance.
And the cause of all this trouble?
-What are the marks on your arm?
-Burns. How did you do that?
-Salt and ice.
-Salt and ice?
Salt and ice is the latest schoolyard dare.
The girls were nicking the bandage to treat this self-inflicted frostbite.
-If you put salt and ice on it, it burns you.
-Why would you do that?
-Just to see if it did.
It's difficult for us, we need to get past the custody sergeant.
When you are bringing in a child of 15 or 16 years old who's compliant
then they're wondering why we've bought them here
when we could deal with them by means of reprimand or caution.
But we have to stress at the scene, that they were wild.
They were like Jack Jekyll & Hyde. We had them her against the wall
struggling to restrain her, she was like a wild animal.
-Are you at work this morning?
-Time to call the girls' dad.
They have been arrested for suspicion of shop theft in the town centre.
Would you be available, sort of, as and when we need you to come down?
Oh, you're heading you're quite welcome to do that.
I don't know how long you might have to wait at the front desk
but you can come down and you can have a chat with them
at any point, if you want to.
All right, Cheers now. Thanks, bye.
In here! Yeah.
Right, I just need you to take your shoes off.
Put them in that. That's your mattress.
I know you're not but you can,
but it's better to sit on there than this hard thing, innit?
All right, if you need us press this buzzer for anything.
Like, toilet, or whatever. If you need to speak to anyone.
Just press that buzzer and we'll come down to you. All right?
The officers are going to go and get statements,
from the security staff,
and then as soon as your dad gets here
we'll get to interview you, all right?
'With juveniles there's two schools of thought.'
one, you can be nasty, to make sure they don't want to come back,
or you can be nice to them.
Erm, I think having two, having two girls myself,
I think I take the nice approach to them, um,
to make sure that, one, they're not going to do anything silly to themselves.
The fact that they go in a cell,
that's a bit of a shell shock for 'em anyway.
So they'll have calmed down, they'll be here for a few hours,
think about what they've done and they'll be dealt with.
Who's buzzing? What number?
The 11-year-old boy wants some attention.
Are you all right?
Are you sure?
Is this your first time in custody?
What do you think of it? Boring, innit?
No tellies or PlayStations in here, is there?
Once your dad gets here, what's he going to say?
Kick your butt?
Do you want a drink or anything? Cup of tea?
Do you want sugar in it? Two?
Do you understand what's happening to you?
Keep the water in case you want it later on.
Don't you fall off that bench -
you're not the biggest of lads, are you?
'Sometimes they come in and they really like, "Yes, I'm in again,"
'and they try and think the big I am. It's a bit of bravado for them,'
Tell their mates that they've been in custody
but these two, they do look a bit scared
but you want them to have a bit of a fear factor
to try and put them off coming again.
Now the older boy wants some attention too.
I couldn't hear you, what did you say?
Is that what you've run the buzzer for? For me to take your cup?
Right. I'm going to switch it off if you keep buzzing for no reason.
It could just stay there until you're given meals, all right?
Do you know what he rang the buzzer for, Sarge?
Probably lonely and wants to talk to people.
My eight-year-old is bigger than that lad that we've got in J1.
Just think, if she was in here.
How old are you, Rich? You must be cracking on a bit?
Have you been stuck on 29 for about the last 15 years, have you?
It's going to be a long night if you say I'm over 40.
Or is it that you've snow on the roof, that makes you look older?
-Right, afternoon! Evening.
You been in custody before?
-Years and years ago.
-Right, well, what I'm going to do...
John Farrow has just ploughed into a parked car
but why he lost control is a mystery.
..and the circumstances, please?
We had a report that a male had been seen driving erratically and crashing into another vehicle.
A witness spoke to him,
he appeared to be under the influence of some sort of substance.
MR FARROW HICCUPS
How are you feeling at the moment?
Have you consumed any alcohol or drugs in the last 24 hours?
-Yeah, I don't think I've had any drugs.
-You've had no drugs, right.
-How much alcohol have you had?
-That's what I'm on about.
..I'll have had about less than a bottle of wine last night.
-Right, what about today? Have you had anything today?
-I've had nothing today.
-And you've had no drugs in the last 24 hours?
-Well, something's making you slur a bit.
-Um, I've had a wacky baccy.
You've had a wacky baccy.
When did you have your smoke then? When was it?
-When I got up this morning.
Do you use drugs every day? Do you use wacky baccy every day?
If I had the chance I would but I don't.
Right then, I'm going to authorise your detention at the police station
so we can secure, preserve evidence
in to the offence you've been arrested for. All right?
Have I done anything wrong yet, then?
Can't say at the moment. Do you want a solicitor?
I don't think it'll make no difference, will it?
Well, it's up to you. Yes or no?
-I'll think about it then.
Right, do you want to come over here then?
'When he came in he was looking at me
'but everything I was saying wasn't going in.'
It was as though he had taken drugs or drink.
-On manner of experience, what would your thought be?
-What? What you're being to blow?
-I've no idea.
Right, deep breath and blow.
Keep going, keep going, keep going, keep going, keep going. That's it.
Now, what we do is we wait for the results, OK?
So, it's nothing in my system at all?
Yeah, if you've had some alcohol it's out of your system.
Mr Farrow now thinks he can go home.
-All these come...
-I'm all free, I'm all free!
He blew zero so I think that's
when he decided that that was his pass to leave.
John, just come here, John. John, just come here.
The results are zero, do you wan...?
I ain't done nothing, truthfully. I ain't done 'owt wrong.
You forced me into this, I've had enough.
'When he was told that he'd still be residing with us'
he decided that he was going to take exception to that
and get a little bit stroppy.
Right, what I'm saying is do you want a copy of...?
I've run from police on all occasions and I will do.
Right, this way now, come on.
'He's had something, so we can't just let him go'
because if he gets back in a car
he could wipe somebody out and kill somebody this time.
So then we've got, it's on our conscience
and we could have prevented that.
KNOCKING ON DOOR
Answer the door!
BANGING ON DOOR
The girl's dad has arrived in reception and he's not happy.
I mean, the way they're treating them kids...to me,
as they're serious criminals and they're not. They've done one mistake.
It's the first time ever they've been done up like this.
I'm just going to go and speak to the dad of the sisters that have come in.
There's some question about his suitability for appropriate adult.
When kids are in custody
they need an appropriate adult to represent them.
Normally, that's a parent but not always.
I'm Sergeant West, I'm the custody sergeant at the moment.
I understand there's some issue regards fingerprints and photographs.
Right. Have you...?
I appreciate you've been in custody yourself before, is that right?
So you know that by law we can take fingerprints by force if need be?
Right, why is that then?
But there's nothing in law that stops us from doing that.
You can walk out, by all means, for me.
What I can then deem is that you're not appropriate
to be an appropriate adult...
and then I can just get youth offending team
to do that on my behalf.
So, are you happy for me to go and do the fingerprints and DNA, then?
OK, so I'll go and do that
and I'll keep you updated once that's been done.
The Youth Justice Service looks after kids in custody
when an appropriate adult can't be found.
Obviously, his concern is his children are in custody,
um, which is understandable.
Any parent whose children are in custody
are normally quite apprehensive.
What we do try to ensure is the parents understand
why the children are in custody and the process
in regards to what's going to happen.
Are you going to cooperate during the interview?
Well, I appreciate that and I want these girls out of here
cos it's not a place for them
and I want them to be released as soon as we can
but I can't do that if I'm having little problems
being chucked in the way, am I?
If I think you're going to be obstructive then
I just won't let you into the custody suite.
Right, in that case then,
I'm not going to let you act as appropriate adult, all right?
I'm going to let Youth Offending Team do that.
'You could tell that he was being obstructive.
'It's an inconvenience for him.'
And, for me, he's not going to have the kids' best interests at heart.
So at least if Michelle from the offending goes in with them
she can be independent, she can act, she's used to it,
she can act on their best interests.
You want to come up, please?
So, if you put your hand out.
Now, your fingerprints, your photos
and your DNA will be used to specifically search against any crimes.
Have you ever watched, like, CSI or anything like that?
-Where they put it through a computer?
-To find out who we are.
-Yeah, that's what we do.
And if you just want to step that side.
It may be the 15-year-old's first time in custody,
but it's new to her dad being on the outside.
Ricky Love has slept off his anger at being caught
peeing in the street, and is now fit for processing.
Ricky's a hard man with a long criminal history,
but recently things have changed,
and he's beginning to see the value of family.
When was you last in, Ricky?
A while ago?
So you've not been in for a while?
You getting fed up of it?
How old is he?
It's the drink, demon drink, isn't it?
Well hopefully you won't be here too long, all right?
Can you just sign there to say that they're your prints, please?
Do you want a cup of tea or do you want water?
Cup of tea, please.
-Do you want sugar?
Come on then, we'll take you back.
You'll be all right. Come on.
Just treat it as a one-off.
I'll get you your brew, all right?
I've been in and out of jail the last 11 years, in and out, you know.
This is where it's led me but the most important thing in my life now
is my son,
and that has kept me out of prison for...nearly two years in August.
It's made me proud of myself. It's kept me off drugs.
He's sobering up a bit now.
I think he's maybe just been silly, urinating in the street.
Um, he wants to get back to his son, so...
I think the sergeant's going to arrange to get him out of here
as soon as he can.
So I'm bringing up two girls what aren't my girls.
They're my girlfriend's girls, but they call me dad.
That means the world to me. That's what I want in my life.
It's always been up there, like.
You always say, "I'm never going back," but you do end up going back,
but now I've got everything not to go back,
and this is why I'm angry with myself for having a stupid wee.
Here you go, Ricky.
I'm going to have a word with the sarge
about what's happening with you, all right?
Cos you've come off drink a bit, haven't you?
So watch that cos it's really hot.
Um, yeah, so I'll come back and tell you what's going to happen.
A brew does wonders for everyone.
Even the girls' dad is starting to see sense.
'He's calmed down a hell of a lot now.'
He needed a tea with some sugar in so I've given him that,
which seemed to build bridges.
I'll let you know as soon as we know.
'I think he's appropriate now.'
A cup of tea - it can turn anybody around.
A nice cup of tea.
Do you want to leave your hat off? I don't think you'll need it in there!
What have you been doing? You've been doin' something. Should've been at school.
Yeah, I know...
Never mind that you know.
You all right?
I bet you've been scared.
Do you want to come this way with me?
Both girls will now have Dad in on their interviews.
You could look at the triage side of things,
but there has to be an admission. It can't be that they're denying it.
Unfortunately, if there is a denial, it will go straight to court
because there's no other process we can do if they don't admit to what they've done.
Triage means they'll be released without further action,
as long as they know that what they did was wrong.
You've been arrested for shop theft for a £1.65 packet of bandages.
-Yeah, we had £1.54...
-I gave you money this morning.
Yeah, I know, but we had to get a bandage.
-I always give you money.
-Yeah, I know...
So you've gone into Tesco with your sister, yeah?
Let me get you some tissues.
I give you pennies, darling.
I knew you'd be upset.
-So were you on your way to school? Is that where you were going?
-What was wrong with
-arm? Why did she need a bandage?
She's... You know what people have done, like a sort of ice challenge?
-She's done them.
And, like, one arm started bleeding and it goes all down her arm, so...
So you knew
you'd need a bandage and you knew you didn't have enough money
and you knew you were going to steal it, is that what you're saying?
We didn't know we were going to steal it until, like,
we worked out how much we had left, because we felt we had enough.
-And then, like, the police came and
-started kicking off
and they put her in handcuffs because she was, like, real stressy.
Do you understand that taking something from a shop
-that's not yours is wrong without paying for it?
And this is the consequence of that. Even when you do it
with the best of intentions,
it's still stealing. The daft thing is,
they have a first aid point in St Stephen's,
-so you could have gone to a security guard and they'd have given her a bandage.
-Yeah, I know.
All right, let's get you in there.
'I'm a bit annoyed that it's over a bandage.'
I saw her with money this morning. I'd never have pictured it.
If I'd known that was all, I'd have got her one myself.
She's all yours.
Now it's the older sister's turn, and she's in bigger trouble,
also accused of assaulting the security guard.
If they'd behaved at the scene, they wouldn't be here.
The security would have dealt with it, wouldn't have got the police involved.
So it's gone from a simple, low-value shop theft
to a possible assault,
coming into custody and going through the system.
Tell me what happened.
We tried just to get out, and he pushed me against the wall.
I didn't make it so I kicked off, and I started punching and kicking him.
Then he rammed me into the door.
And then the police came.
They probably needed to take your details first,
and that's why they were asking you to stay a bit longer.
Yeah, but there was no need to push her against the wall.
I understand that. I just need to talk to her
about the allegation that's been made against her at the moment.
But it's no use saying "allegation against her".
At the end of the day, he's done what he's done.
They are allowed to...
He's not allowed to do it to a minor.
-I've got the right to knock his head off.
-No, you haven't.
Can I ask you to calm down,
otherwise I'll ask you to leave the interview
and leave the custody suite, OK?
Do you think that that behaviour
that you showed there is appropriate?
I don't know what happened, I just...
-Just got a bit angry?
-Yeah, first time I've done it.
When you're nice to people, like you're being nice to me now,
and you're talking to me quite respectfully
and I'm talking to you respectfully,
you get more out of people, don't you?
I don't need to tell you that assaulting somebody
who was trying to detain you for a criminal offence is wrong.
-I'm sure you understand that, don't you?
Andrew, my advice to you would be, do not go round and punch him.
-I want to.
But we all want to do things, don't we, and we can't do them.
Otherwise, you'll end up in here, which is no use to these two, is it?
I honestly thought they'd either deny it,
or Dad would be more obstructive than he was,
but he was all right until the second interview,
so we did OK, really.
'Both of them have no previous convictions,
'so I'll look at speaking to the Youth Offending Team
'for disposal by way of triage.'
Hopefully, that'll be better than taking them to court.
And they're definitely banned from Tesco as well,
so the outcome there's better. I'm just hoping Dad doesn't go in.
John Farrow, the man who crashed his car,
but wasn't over the limit, is getting impatient.
This has all been explained to you, hasn't it?
You've been locked up for being unfit through drink or drugs,
so it's an impairment,
following the accident you had. Can you remember that much?
Exactly. That suggests to me that you're still under the influence.
He's started trying to tell me what to do,
but there's only one gaffer in here and that's me,
so I don't like it when people try and tell me.
BANGING AT DOOR
He's still obviously under the influence of something.
To work out what he's under the influence of,
the cops have another trick up their sleeve.
These boys are here to do the Field Impairment Test,
which is a series of interesting little tests
to see if they think that he's under the influence.
If they deem that he is, then they will ask for an FME
to come out and take blood,
obviously for the offence of impairment.
Can you take him down with the traffic officers into the yard?
-Take him that way.
'Won't take too long, but it's just a series of tests
'to see whether you're actually impaired to drive.'
Now the bobby's showing him how to do it.
'You must raise your right foot, keeping your legs straight
'and your toes pointing forward.'
This is the one leg stand test. He's got to lift his foot.
..Pointing your toe six to eight inches off the ground.
Count out loud.
-'Which bit'd you like?
-Can I stand on that?
'the next one is called the finger and nose test.
'When I tell you which hand to move,
'you must touch the tip of your nose with the tip of that finger.'
We might have the old...
'Right. Next one,'
you must take nine heel to toe steps along the line.
He needs to walk toe-to-toe, and not go off the line.
'Keep your left foot on the line and spin around using little steps.'
Either the line keeps moving, or he's not adhering to that line.
'Right, done. Come here, young man.'
# Because you're mine I walk the line... #
I would say that he has passed the test.
The items that he has failed are not down to his impairment,
but may be down to his lack
of possible mental capacity to understand what was meant of him.
So I would say that he isn't impaired, based on this test.
He's certainly under the influence of something.
I would suggest that a blood test
would be a more accurate reading of exactly what's in his system,
and a doctor's statement to indicate whether he feels
that he would have been impaired at the time of driving.
'From my observations about the test,
'it looked like he may have failed it.
'However, the bobbies have come back and said that he's passed.'
They still think he may be under the influence of something, which coincides with
the fact that he's said he's under medication, and he's had some today.
But Mr Farrow is now refusing to co-operate any more.
We've tried to get blood. He's been in a while. He's refused to give urine.
He's refused to give blood.
Therefore we're going to keep him in custody until the morning,
until he's fit. Let the medication wear off.
Then he'll be fit to be spoken to and fit to be charged as well.
A night in the cells brings most people to their senses.
As a new day dawns at Priory Road, it's checking out time.
The first to leave are the two boys
suspected of stealing lead from a roof.
Are you ready to go?
Having admitted their crime, they're about to be released without charge.
All the 11-year-old needs to worry about is his mum.
Cup of tea.
Is he yours?
'You don't want them to come back. It's not an environment'
that you want a small child to basically be in.
While you're on bail, you don't want to commit any more offences,
I don't think you will come any more, to be honest.
You've got very neat writing as well.
'You could tell he was scared, and he was thinking about what he's done.'
I don't think he'll commit any more offences, really.
'I know sometimes, we feel sorry for them.'
But the message is that we don't want them back,
and I think Mum will give him more punishment than we can.
-I've got family.
-That's what I miss.
Ricky is also being reunited with his child.
For weeing in public, he's got a 12 month conditional discharge.
I didn't really mean no harm but...
that's the way things are.
-How are you feeling at the moment?
John Farrow, the man who crashed his car,
WAS under the influence of drugs -
prescription painkillers for a bad back.
'I hadn't been to my doctor for a while,
'and my tablets were all coming down to my last ones.'
I didn't realise that I shouldn't have been taking certain tablets while driving.
Didn't even kick in.
Right, Mr Farrow, are you fit and well to get home?
I will do my best.
He wasn't done for the crash, but for refusing the blood test.
He was fined £50 and banned from driving for a year.
I must admit, next time I see any of you, I will run.
Well, you'd better start running now, then.
Anyway, see you later, Mr Farrow.
-You'll be with us again in about a month, OK?
-I can imagine. Cheers.
The father of the two shoplifters is nervously awaiting their fate.
-But Dad's got to help them do that.
-They're first going to be triaged,
which means they're going to get released. As far as we're concerned,
it's over and done with.
There's no criminal conviction or anything.
We do need, obviously, as part of it,
we want to make sure triage works,
because we don't want them back in police custody.
I don't know how you feel about that?
I'll do whatever I can.
We'll hear from you when you get back.
OK, we'll go to the desk
and explain to the girls what's happening.
I think they've learnt their lesson. She has. Definitely, haven't you?
The state of you.
I'll explain what's happening.
There will be no further action at this time.
The truth has set them free, but was it the whole truth?
In the nicest possible way, I don't want to see you in here again, OK?
You're free to go.
Good. I've been here five hours.
-I'll give you a ring later on.
-All right, cheers.
I'm happy with them, but I'm also annoyed
that they pinched a bandage when they had money on them.
They've got to pay for it. They've taken, what, 70-odd pence.
Could have avoided all this, couldn't you? Eh?
Where we can, we will deal with juveniles outside of custody
and get other agencies involved like Youth Offending.
But it can't be nice for people to come in here.
I know I'm in here, and it's nice seeing me,
but not with kids in here.
Next time, it's shutdown in The Lock Up.
Have you got rigid cuffs?
A man who's been seized is having a seizure.
Another man picked up...
..is having a paddy.
And if you value your freedom, assaulting an officer
isn't the best course of action, no matter how rock solid your defence.
Well, I tell you what,
-I've read some fairy tales in all my life, but
-takes the biscuit.
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Two thousand kids pass through the custody suites of Humberside Police every year. In Episode Four of The Lock-Up, Custody Sergeant Rich West has to play it both hard and soft to manage a group of kids in cells next to some of Hull's most unappealing criminals.