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McArthur: Police document burning worthy of investigation by outside force

May 21, 2019 6:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Following the news that another police force will conduct a review after Police Scotland found there was "wholly unsatisfactory and unprofessional" conduct within the former Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP commented:

"These events resembled scenes from Life on Mars. Chaotic filing was followed by officers being sent to buy an incinerator and petrol, taking documents to a wasteland by a river, then setting alight to them in a car park.

"As I have said previously, in order to restore public confidence, we now need to see another force from elsewhere in the UK brought in to consider Police Scotland's findings and look at additional lines of inquiry.

"There is also the outstanding question of whether anyone will be held accountable for these events."