The unacceptable situation at Yarl’s Wood calls for an independent inquiry.

 

It is right that Labour has committed to hold an inquiry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Getty: A security guard at the gates of Yarl’s Wood.

Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, is right to have pledged the next Labour government to hold an inquiry into allegations about events at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. The allegations of sexual assault by male staff against the all-female detainees are very serious and there are strong inconsistencies between the responses of the private security firm Serco who run the facility and the Home Office

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