Image caption An interim HMICS report answered staff famines were an issue at some regional authority rooms

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson is to make a statement to the Scottish Parliament following the publication of a report he told into Police Scotland’s call-handling procedures.

It came after the failure of control room staff to respond for three days to reports of a automobile clang on the M9.

The two dwellers of the car – Lamara Bell and John Yuill – both expired.

An interim report foreground “significant staff shortages” in control rooms.

The HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland report was prescribed following the disintegrate on the motorway near Stirling in July.

Ms Bell, who was discovered critically ill in the crashed automobile, had been in private vehicles next to her dead spouse John Yuill for three days. She afterward died.

Chief Constable Sir Stephen, who will stand down next month, admitted the information received about the crash in the initial call had not been integrated into police systems.

Ms Bell’s friend Martin said the family appeared “let down” by police and national governments and he accepted his sister would have lived had the summon been is a response to on the day of the crash.

This is the first of two reports into the incident.

Image caption John Yuill and Lamara Bell were found in the car three days after the clang was firstly reported

The Police Investigations Review Commissioner( Pirc) is analyse the accident itself while the HMICS review examined the broader issue of call-handling.

In September, the inspector of constabulary added diverting calls away from regional police call centres to main centres in Govan, Motherwell and Bilston Glen made “additional risk”.

He recommended hindering the facilities in Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee open until wider staffer and training problems were sorted out.

In response, the Scottish government answered 1.4 m of new money would be committed to taking on 70 to 75 new call-handlers and to preserving the Aberdeen and Inverness control rooms open for longer than originally planned.

Those cores were due to close by March 2016 but they will now remain operational for longer for an “extensive handover” when the new central centre opens in Dundee.


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