Rise in gripes against police

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THE number of complaints made against officers with Lothian and Borders Police has risen by seven per cent, according to new figures.

A total of 660 complaints were recorded by the force between last April and December, compared with 614 for the same period a year before.

Allegations made against officers dropped by one per cent, from 925 to 915.

Police said they worked to ensure concerns were dealt with “professionally and efficiently”.