Glasgow & West Scotland

Crown Office study police handling of Janet McKay search

Janet McKay Image copyright Police Scotland

A report into how police handled the search for a missing pensioner, who was found dead, has been handed to prosecutors.

Janet McKay, 88, who had dementia, was found in Clydebank in September.

Police Scotland subsequently apologised after it emerged that details of a possible sighting were not passed to the inquiry team.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said Ms McKay's family deserved a "thorough and timely investigation".

Ms McKay's body was found nine days after she was last been seen leaving her home in the Knightswood area.

Police said information from a member of the public six days earlier had not been passed on to the inquiry team or call-centres.

Another report of the same sighting was made four days later, and this time was given to the investigating officers.

The issue was referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner which has now submitted its report to the Crown Office.