12 with autism arrested



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The PSNI arrested twelve people with autism 57 times over a two period between February 2013 and February 2015.

A spokesperson for the force confirmed that the arrests had involved people with autism or autism spectrum disorder.

“In a 24 month period from February 2013 there were 57 arrests which related to 12 people as an individual/s may have been arrested more than once,” the police service confirmed in response to a Freedom of Information request.