More than 22,000 children, including an eight-year-old, were held overnight in cells in 2014-15, police figures show.

The 22,792 under-18s included one who was held for 15 days.

Criminal justice experts said authorities were breaching their statutory duties by detaining under 18s overnight in adult cells.

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