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Scots snub over secret cops probe.

Byline: ANDY PHILIP

THE Tories have again refused to extend an inquiry into abuses by undercover police so it covers Scotland.

The Pitchford Inquiry is currently only looking at England and Wales.

Labour had asked for it to be extended into Scotland to look at cases including those of workers blacklisted for union activity.

But Tory policing minister Brandon Lewis echoed a previous snub by Theresa May when he told Shadow Scots Secretary Dave Anderson in a letter that there was no need to change the inquiry's remit.

He said the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission and the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner were already there to address complaints.

The Scottish Government said they were extremely disappointed and looking at "how best to take this matter forward".

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Date:Sep 7, 2016
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