Police have spent thousands of pounds sending suspected criminals home from the cells in taxis, it can be revealed today.

Six forces across the country booked cabs for people after they were released while two others admitted getting police officers to drive them home.

The figures sparked accusations that suspected are being pampered when they are booked into custody after being arrested on suspicion of criminal wrongdoing.

Reported by the Mail Online. You can read the full story here. 

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