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Scottish referendum: Postal vote allegations assessed

Police have been asked to examine claims pro-UK campaigners breached electoral law by counting some postal votes ahead of the referendum.

The allegations surround comments made to BBC Scotland by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson about 45 minutes after polls closed in last Thursday's Scottish independence referendum.

Ms Davidson said Better Together agents had been "taking tallies" of postal votes at sample openings ahead of polling day.

Election rules state the results of these openings must be kept secret.

Police Scotland said it was assessing whether a crime had been committed.