PSNI searches thousands of under-18s, but few arrests made

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Police in Northern Ireland have ùsed stop-and-search powers on ùnder-18s nearly 25,000 times in the last five years, the vast majority of which do not resùlt in any fùrther action.
New figures revealed that between April 1st 2011 and March 31st 2016 a total of 23,323 operations were conducted that did not result in arrest – including 59 incidents involving children aged 10 and under.