New police cars with built-in cell

More of the vehicles will be ordered if they work well in the six-month trial
More of the vehicles will be ordered if they work well in the six-month trial

Two new police cars fitted with a built-in cell are being brought into the Humberside Police force area.

One of the modified Peugeot estates, which has room for one prisoner in a secure cell, will be used north of the Humber in a six-month trial

Community Chief Inspector Matty Wright said: “Our fleet is changing to reflect the changing demands of our vehicles and transportation of detainees. These vehicles will enable officers, especially out in our rural communities, to transport detainees in a safe way both for the detainee and the officer.

“These modified cars will mean that officers don’t have to call on the larger prisoner transportation vehicles to bring people into custody and are a good vehicle to bridge the gap between our traditional squad cars and the prisoner transportation vans.

“I am hoping that the officers will give as much feedback on the use of the cars in the next six months so that we can make any necessary changes.”