Rennie: Thorough investigation needed over recent police incident

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today called for a thorough investigation into a recent incident where a man lay dead in his van for several days after officers seemingly failed to respond to reports of the incident.

Reports in the Daily Express today reveal that a victim was discovered in a van last Thursday despite a member of the public days before calling the force to alert them to concerns over the vehicle. 

Commenting Mr Rennie said:

"My thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased. It send shivers down the spine to have another fail-to-respond case so close to the scene of the M9 crash last year. The circumstances may be different but failing to respond to such an incident requires a thorough investigation.

"We need to know the role of Bilston Glen call centre which was implicated in the M9 incident. We also need to know whether an overstretched and under resourced police front line was a contributory factor. PIRC need to investigate to establish the facts."

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