Filming for fly-on-the-wall documentary at Luton Police Station concludes

Chief constable Colette Paul has said that the documentary

Chief constable Colette Paul has said that the documentary "can be seen as a risk" for Beds Police

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A documentary which will show the inner workings of life inside Luton Police Station will hit TV screens in the Autumn, Herald & Post can reveal.

Filming for 24 Hours in Custody concluded earlier this month, with Channel 4 planning to begin the first of two ten episode runs from Autumn.

Film crews spent six weeks with “unprecedented access” to a 21-cell block which includes seven interview rooms and handles an average of 30 prisoners per 12-hour shift.

The show will also feature footage of police response, CID and investigation and visitors to the Enquiry Office.

A Channel 4 spokesperson told Herald & Post: “Filming has wrapped but they have an extensive edit ahead of will be (screened) in Autumn.”

Beds Police chief constable Colette Paul has admitted allowing cameras into the station “can be seen as a risk”.

She added: “I am confident everyone will have done their very best and I look forward to seeing the results.

“We may not always get it right, but what I do know is that our people come to work to do the best job they can.”

Following the announcement of filming in January, campaigners for Leon Briggs– who died after being held at the station– branded the plans “inappropriate and insensitive”.

A statement added: “Justice 4 Leon find this a calculating PR stunt to limit the damage to the reputation of officers and the station involved with Leon Briggs death in custody.”

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