24 Hours in Police Custody returns to TV screens on Sunday 3 December, shining a light on the impact of mental health on policing during the feature on a 12-hour standoff with police.
The episode features two men who threatened their neighbour with a firearm before entering police siege with negotiators, firearm officers, dog handlers and many officers and staff.
In November 2022, Paul Burton and Nathan Turner fired an air weapon at a police vehicle and threw paint over several police and private vehicles from an eighth floor flat in Bury Court, Bedford. Read the full release.
Mental health support
The challenges we face as a police force when it comes to violent incidents, antisocial behaviour and ill-mental health are highlighted in this episode.
We work alongside our partners in healthcare to support people in our communities who may be suffering a mental health crisis, such as through our specialist mental health street triage team.
Support with managing your mental health and wellbeing is always available, so please never be afraid to reach out and seek help.
Health services in Bedfordshire have also published a series of self-help guides around issues that may affect your mental health. Access the guides.
Mental health crisis support for all ages is available 24 hours a day every day across Bedfordshire and Luton by contacting NHS 111 (option 2) or the Samaritans on 116 123 (freephone), or by emailing [email protected].
Samaritans has also published guidance to around how you might help someone you are worried about, which is available to view on their website.
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We have also have a wealth of advice and information on our website to keep you safe and help you understand the law.