Police custody reports in North Wales, Avon and Somerset

January 2011

Police custody reports in North Wales, Avon and Somerset were published this month, as part of the ongoing programme of inspections by HMIC and HMIP.

According to the Chief Inspectors, police custody facilities in Avon and Somerset were positive in some respects but improvements were needed, particularly in safety. The inspection covered ten designated custody suites at Southmead, Broadbury Road, Trinity Road, Staple Hill, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater, Taunton, Minehead and Yeovil. A further seven non-designated suites were also visited.

The North Wales inspection covered six custody suites at Mold, St Asaph, Holyhead, Dolgellau, Caernarfon and Wrexham. The inspection found that North Wales Police had a good strategic grip on custody and had good overall facilities, with the exception of those at Wrexham.

The reports can be read in full here:

North Wales

Avon and Somerset