Public to get say over armed police on streets

Iain Whyte
Iain Whyte
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Members of the public are being asked to give their opinion on the controversial issue of the routine use of armed police on Scotland’s streets.

The Scottish Police Authority says it wants to gauge the level of public concern following what it describes as “misinformation and misunderstandings” in the debate surrounding the policy.

Edinburgh Tory councillor Iain Whyte, SPA board member and chair of the scrutiny inquiry, said: “The call for evidence we are undertaking is a tremendous opportunity for an accurate assessment of the nature and level of public concerns to be captured, and for communities and their representatives to make their voices heard.”