Family of James Herbert, who died in 2010, say Avon and Somerset police must be open about mistakes as misconduct hearing nears conclusion

The father of a man with mental health problems who died after he was restrained by police, caged in a van and left naked in a cell, has said vulnerable people are still at risk because lessons from such tragedies are not being learned.

James Herbert’s family have battled for seven years to find out what happened to the 25-year-old after he was detained under the Mental Health Act, but they claim the “defensive” approach of the police force involved, Avon and Somerset, means they still have not got a full picture.

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