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Shirley McKie fingerprint case was 'human error'

A public inquiry into the Shirley McKie fingerprint scandal has found she was a victim of "human error" and there was "nothing sinister" at work in her case.

The former police officer was accused of perjury after a fingerprint found at an Ayrshire murder scene in 1997 was wrongly identified as hers.

She was later cleared and awarded £750,000 in compensation over the bungle.

The inquiry into her case, led by Sir Anthony Campbell, has also recommended a number of improvements to fingerprint identification procedure.