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Woman charged over 'security breach' at Crown Office in Aberdeen

COPFS Aberdeen

A woman has been charged over a suspected security breach at the Crown Office evidence store in Aberdeen.

BBC Scotland had earlier revealed that a worker had been suspended.

Police Scotland later said a woman had been charged in connection with the alleged theft of items from the procurator fiscal's office.

The Crown Office said: "The way evidence is stored in all Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service offices is the subject of ongoing review."

A spokesman added: "A member of staff has been suspended.

"The service is implementing measures to strengthen further the security arrangements.

"As live criminal proceedings are involved, we cannot comment further at this time."

A Police Scotland spokesman later said: "A 33-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of items from the procurator fiscal's office in Aberdeen.

"Inquiries are ongoing."

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