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Sussex Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp has tonight took the tough decision the authorise the custody of a mentally ill man for his own safety after the NHS were unable to offer him a bed.

The Policing Commander of Sussex police tweeted his of his regret of having to authorise the detention of a mentally ill man in police custody over night as there is no hospital beds.

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