Can you please tell me how many regularly operational police custody facilities there are in Birmingham ¿ my understanding is that there are four ¿ Steelhouse Lane, Bourneville Lane, Stechford and Sutton Coldfield, but I would be grateful if you could confirm.
Can you also please provide the same information for Coventry ¿ my understanding is that there is just one ¿ Chace Avenue.
I am also aware that there are two new centralised custody facilities planned ¿ in Smethwick and Perry Barr. Can you please confirm when it is currently thought that they will be operational and which of the current custody facilities it is planned that they will replace.
There are currently ten custody suites in the West Midlands:
Birmingham Central (Steelhouse Lane)
Coventry Central (Little Park Street)
By April 2016 there should be two new custody suites, at which time the custody estate will be: