A report is out today regarding the death of a 14 year old boy in custody at a Secure Training Centre in County Durham in 2004. Included in the report is a worrying statement;
'Staff had earlier subdued the 14-year-old with a legally-sanctioned special physical blow to his nose'.
The boy later hanged himself in his cell using shoe laces. Why was a violent kid locked up in possession of his shoe laces?
Since when has a blow to the nose been legally sanctioned? How come we are not aware of this 'law' until someone is dead?
Are there not enough staff to subdue him with normal methods.
I personally have never heard of such 'legality'. How long before it is used on the street by the police?