Metropolitan police strip searched more than 4,500 children in five years – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2014 in children, freedom of information, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘More than 4,500 children as young as 10 have been strip searched by the Metropolitan police over the past five years, data released under the Freedom of Information Act shows. The figures obtained by the Guardian show 4,638 children aged between 10 and 16 were asked to remove their clothes and then searched by police between April 2008 and the end of last year. Just over a third were released by police without charge.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2014