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Inverness police control room closure could start August

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The closure of the Police Scotland control room in Inverness could be given the go ahead in August.

Police Scotland has been planning the move since last year with the operations in Inverness being transferred to a site in Dundee.

A control room in Aberdeen closed earlier this year and its functions moved to Dundee.

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) is to be asked to consider the change in Inverness at a meeting in August.

The closure had previously been delayed by Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary, who highlighted shortcomings in call handling after police took three days to respond to a fatal crash near Stirling in 2015.

A similar transfer of command and control responsibilities in Aberdeen was completed in early April.

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