Visitors say cells fit bill

CUSTODY visitors, who check prisoners' well-being in police cells in the Lothians, found no "serious" concerns last year.

The 23 voluntary workers paid 179 visits to police stations during the year, speaking with 264 people detained by police.

Most visits were carried out at the main custody cells in the force area at St Leonard's, Livingston and Dalkeith.

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Detainees raised no serious concerns, but did raise issues over matters such as provision of food and contacting solicitors.