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Grantham police respond to three suicide attempts in one shift

Police in Grantham were called to three separate people in Grantham attempting to end their own lives during a single shift last week.

Sergeant Dan McCormack tweeted that his shift directly intervened in three separate people attempting to end their own life in a manner of ways for a number of different reasons.

He tweeted : "All resolved differently with only one detained under S136 mental health act #notjustcrime #mentalhealthmatters #ItsOkNotToBeOk"

The sergeant believes that the increase in mental health related incidents that police are attending is a 'sign of the times.'

He added: "This is mainly due to the cut backs within the Mental Health Services which means that they are not able to provide as much care to people who need it. The Mental Health professionals are all working at maximum so it’s not their fault, just a sign of the times."

*The fourth person was from Stamford.

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