Men­tal health 999 calls rise

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

CALLS to the Metropoli­tan Po­lice about men­tal health have risen by al­most a third in five years, fig­ures show.

There were 115,000 calls with a men­tal health ele­ment to Lon­don’s po­lice force in the 12 months to July, com­pared to 86,520 in 2011-12.

Forty thou­sand of the calls had a po­lice unit as­signed – or sent out – to them, the de­tail showed.

The calls were a mix­ture of emer­gency 999 and 101 calls.

The Met re­ceived al­most five mil­lion 999 and 101 calls in the same pe­riod.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.