Volunteers needed for spot visits on Cumbria cells

Volunteers are being sought by Cumbria Police Authority to check on people being held in police custody.

The Independent Custody Visiting Scheme carries out spot-checks on cells to assess the welfare of detainees.

Visitors are expected to be impartial and to report on their findings. The scheme wants volunteers living in Barrow, Copeland and Allerdale.

Rob Huck, from the authority, said the role provided "a unique insight into the workings of the police service."

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