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Increased mental health services for those arrested

An extra £12m will be spent over the next two years to expand services that make mental health assessments available to those arrested.

The funding will see a roll out of liaison and diversion services in police custody suites and criminal courts across England.

Currently, 50,000 people a year are assessed by liaison and diversion services following arrest, and almost 70% require mental health support. This new funding will extend NHS England liaison and diversion services from 50% population coverage to 75% by 2018.