POLICE Scotland is under pressure after finally confirming that children have been strip searched in custody.

Twenty-one children had their clothes removed in a single month as part of police investigations. The United Nations definition of a child is a person under 18.

Police operating procedures define a strip search as one that involves the staged removal of all clothing and an external examination of the body.

Reported by the Scottish Herald. You can read the full story here. 

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