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Budget hotel used to house alleged young offender

BBC Newsnight has learned that Richmond Council in London has used a West London branch of the Premier Inn hotel chain to accommodate an alleged young offender on remand.

Richmond Council has confirmed to Newsnight that they have used Premier Inn to accommodate at least one individual who has been remanded into local authority care by the court.

Over 1,000 riot related cases have gone through the courts, with 65% of those in the dock remanded in custody, but can the prison system cope?

Newsnight asked to speak to someone from the Ministry of Justice but was told no one was available.

Madeleine Morris reports.

  • 18 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK