Radio NZ: Boy, 13, spent night in cells with adults

A 13-year-old was held in police cells overnight before being transferred to court where hours later the charges were withdrawn.

RNZ understands the boy was held in court cells with violent offenders until about midday today.

By then police had withdrawn the charges but the boy was still in the court cells.

It was not until lawyers stepped in and asked for the case to be called before a Community Magistrate that the boy was released from custody.

Read more at Radio NZ

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