The Sheffield Star report:

Nearly 20 children each week are locked up overnight by South Yorkshire Police, new figures reveal.

South Yorkshire Police has revealed there were 1,044 overnight detentions involving children aged 17 and under in police station cells in the county in 2011.

The year before there were 1,270 overnight detentions, figures disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act show.

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