Policeman denies perverting the course of justice

Edinburgh Sheriff Court
Edinburgh Sheriff Court
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A POLICEMAN has gone on trial accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice by supplying prosecutors with inaccurate information.

Grant Mackay, 48, is said to have supplied the procurator fiscal in Edinburgh with incorrect information in a bid to secure a warrant for officers to search a premises for drugs.

He is also alleged to have repeated the inaccurate information under oath to a justice of the peace.

The allegations against Mackay emerged on the first day of a trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

Mackay, whose address was given in court documents as being care of Police Scotland, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Prosecutors allege that on October 21, 2010 at Gayfield Square and elsewhere, Mackay supplied inaccurate information to Neil Allan, who was then a senior procurator fiscal who worked for the Crown.

He is also said to have repeated the information on oath to Marion Crawford, a justice of the peace.

The case was adjourned after yesterday’s hearing and will resume next month.