Met refers eight more strip-searches of children to police watchdog
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Met refers eight more strip-searches of children to police watchdog

After outrage over case of Child Q, force asks IOPC to examine incidents where children aged 14-17 were strip-searched

Another eight cases of the Metropolitan police strip-searching children have been referred by the force for independent investigation.

There was outrage over the case of Child Q, a 15-year-old black girl who was strip-searched at school while menstruating, without an appropriate adult being present. The police apologised and a council report said the child’s treatment was in part the result of discrimination.

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