Thames Valley Police has used ‘spit hoods’ 133 times in the past year, including on children younger than 15. The protective guards are placed over suspects’ faces to stop them spitting at or biting officers. Officers used spit hoods on children aged under 15 on six occasions, plus at least 12 more on young people aged 16 to 20 years old.
West Midlands Police officers used 'cruel and dangerous' spit hoods on 35 suspects since December - including two children aged just 15. Cops used hoods on the youths - one boy and one girl. The controversial £11,000 hoods are used to prevent suspects from spitting or biting and are pulled down over the person's head.
Children in Devon’s most deprived schools are an inch shorter than their peers in the city’s more prosperous areas. The average child aged 10 or 11 who goes to one of Devon’s most deprived schools is 143.2cm tall, or four feet seven inches. Kids the same age in schools in the city’s most prosperous areas are 146.4cm tall, or four feet eight inches. This is a 3.2cm or 1.25in difference in height.
@KennyDownSouth@libertyhq@PFEW_HQ It does make sense. I'd say it's still a restraint in the sense that you are kept in check and that it's a fairly clear assertion of authority by the officer on the subject. Wouldn't you?
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