Nurses may be asked to work in police cells in a bid to improve the monitoring of prisoners arrested for drink or drugs offences. Police chiefs in Cheshire are considering the move as part of a plan to introduce centralised 'custody suites' staffed by qualified nurses, cutting the risk to prisoners affected by drugs or alcohol. A recent Cheshire Police Authority report revealed that 40 per cent of all custody deaths nationally are drink or drug-related, adding: 'Nursing staff in care or reception centres could care for drunk and incapable detainees more appropriately. '