UK: Child’s police station interview discovered dumped at bus station

Mark Mcgivern reports:

Confidential police videos of a little girl telling officers about alleged violent child abuse have been found at a bus station.

Last night, the shocking breach of privacy over the six-year-old’s harrowing interview was the subject of an urgent inquiry.

Senior Strathclyde Police officers admitted they were unsure if the tapes – describing an alleged drunken assault by the girl’s father on her three year-old brother – had been lost or stolen.

But they admitted the force were “at serious fault”.

The family were contacted yesterday and offered an unreserved apology for the breach of privacy.

Senior officers have pledged to find whoever is responsible for the tapes being mislaid from the London Road station in Glasgow’s east end. Criminal charges could follow.

The tapes were delivered to the Daily Record by a person who claimed to have found them at Glasgow’s Buchanan Street bus station.

Read more in The Daily Record.

And what will the ICO do about this breach?

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