Cressida Dick condemned by father of M9 crash victim

The father of Lamara Bell, who died after Scottish police took three days to reach a motorway crash, has criticised Dame Cressida Dick for promoting a senior officer in charge at the time of the tragedy.

Sir Stephen House was the chief constable of Police Scotland in 2015 when Bell, 25, lost her life due to police failings that led to the force being fined £100,000 for negligence. House took early retirement shortly after but was hired by Dick in 2018 as an assistant commissioner in the Metropolitan Police, rising later the same year to become her deputy on a salary of more than £200,000.

In a stinging criticism of two of Britain’s most decorated police officers, Andrew Bell described Dick and House as “untouchable”

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