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Starved Greyhound: officers disciplined


TWO POLICE officers have been disciplined after the death of a Greyhound in their care.
The Greyhound had been picked up and taken to Dalkeith police station in Midlothian on January 2. It was found dead 10 days later. The Scottish SPCA launched an investigation and passed their findings to the Crown Office.

However, Lothian and Borders Police launched an investigation into the animal's treatment after the Crown Office decided there was no need for criminal proceedings. Last week the force said two officers had been disciplined after a ‘thorough and detailed’ internal misconduct inquiry.
Lothian and Borders Police would not disclose the nature of the disciplinary procedure for the two officers involved, but it is believed they will remain with the force.

A statement from the force said: ‘We deeply regret the death of this Greyhound and wish to reassure the public that we have taken all necessary steps to ensure such an unfortunate event does not happen again.’

The brindle Greyhound was placed in a holding kennel but it is thought that an officer who logged its details did not pass on the information to the next shift.