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07/09/2021

Police Scotland Plead Guilty to breach of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Police Scotland have admitted their failings "materially contributed" to the death of a young mother who lay undiscovered in a crashed car with her partner for three days.

The force on Tuesday pleaded guilty to health and safety failings, following the deaths of John Yuill, 28, and Lamara Bell, 25, who died after their car crashed off the M9 near Stirling in July 2015.

Despite a call being made to police, it took them three days to respond.

When officers finally arrived at the scene, Mr Yuill was found to be dead and Ms Bell died four days later in hospital.

Full story here:

https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/police-scotland-admits-failings-over-21501398

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