Fewer police sick of force

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SEVEN police officers retired on ill-health grounds during the last year, new figures have shown.

The officers, who included seven police constables and a detective constable, were all granted retirement due to ill-health from Lothian and Borders Police between April last year and March.

The number represents a fall on the previous when nine officers retired due to illness.

Two officers were also granted pension awards after being injured on duty during the year, a decrease on the eight awarded for 2010-11.