Police could face charges over M9 crash deaths

The crash happened in July this year near Stirling Services. Picture: Michael Gillen
The crash happened in July this year near Stirling Services. Picture: Michael Gillen
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Police Scotland could be prosecuted under the Health and Safety At Work Act over the M9 crash which killed a Falkirk couple, it has been claimed.

According to a report, a legal source has said the alleged lack of duty of care by police staff may have breached safety laws which could potentially lead to charges.

Lamara Bell (25), from Camelon, lay critically injured in the car for three days before being found after it left the motorway near Stirling services on July 5, despite Police Scotland receiving a call about the incident.

She passed away in hospital on July 12.

Her partner John Yuill (28), who was driving, is believed to have died on impact.

The couple were only found after a second call was made, however, after the first call, the duty of responsibility by police was established, it is claimed.