Child arrests fall across county

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Arrests of children by the region’s police force have dramatically dropped in the past five years, figures show.

The data obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform, shows that arrests of 10 to 17-year-olds has fallen by 69 percent in Nottinghamshire.

It follows a successful Howard League campaign aimed at keeping as many children as possible out of the criminal justice system.

Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said: “It’s encouraging to see that the police are making significantly fewer arrests of children than in 2008, thanks in part to our effective campaigning.”