In the Media

Prisoner's 10-mile trip to toilet

PUBLISHED November 22, 2004

A prisoner waiting to appear at court had to be driven 10 miles to use the toilet after he was not allowed to use facilities at nearby police cells.

The man had been brought 170 miles from HMP Exeter for a hearing at Gloucester Magistrates Court.
But instead of being allowed to use the toilets in the town's police cells next door, he was taken to court cells at Cheltenham.
It is believed the decision was taken because the police cells were full.