VIDEO: Mental health street scheme hailed a success

An innovative mental health street triage service for Dorset is reducing the number of times police have to detain mental health sufferers in custody.

Nearly half the number of people detained under Section 136 in Dorset have ended up in custody in 2014, compared with the previous year. Figures show 44% less people were placed in custody during 2014 as there were in 2013 as a result of displaying a mental health condition.