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Grampian officer's police interview 'was unfair'

Tom Forrester
Image caption Ch Insp Tom Forrester is on trial alongside Pc Ashley Forbes after denying the charges

The former head of road policing for Grampian was unfairly interviewed by colleagues over a driving charge, a sheriff has ruled.

Ch Insp Tom Forrester and Pc Ashley Forbes deny dangerous driving.

The vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a collision on the way to Aberdeen Airport in 2008.

Sheriff Kenneth Stewart said an interview in which Mr Forrester was questioned without a lawyer was unfair and ruled some evidence inadmissible.

Pc Forbes was driving Ch Insp Forrester to Aberdeen Airport when their vehicle was in a collision on the B977 Dyce to Belhelvie road.

The trial has heard how Ch Insp Forrester and another colleague, Insp James Wood, were running late for a flight to Birmingham to attend a conference.

The trial, at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, will resume on Thursday when a decision on no case to answer submissions is expected to be made.

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