Highlands & Islands

Complaints against Northern Constabulary rose

Complaints against police in the Highlands and Islands have risen by 9% in the past year while in the rest of Scotland they have fallen by 8.8%.

The new figures have been published by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.

Across Scotland, the drop in complaints mark a three-year low.

Northern Constabulary has seen the biggest percentage increase in complaints, with 78% of the grievances being made about officers' conduct.

The force covers the Highlands, the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland.

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