Matheson under fire over police numbers
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson is being urged to make a Holyrood statement over claims that police numbers in Scotland have been "secretly" falling behind the SNP's flagship 17,234 target.
Officer numbers in fell below this figure for ten out of the 13 weeks in the past three months, according to figures obtained by the Sun newspaper.
The force say that there are always "fluctuations" in numbers but the important measure is at the end of the quarter.
But Labour justice spokeswoman Clare Baker said: "These are incredibly serious allegations. Michael Matheson... read more
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