Police rack up £16k repair bill

Police Scotland has paid almost £16,000 in the last three years to fix vehicles damaged on the force’s own property in Dundee, according to Evening Telegraph.

Information obtained by the newspaper revealed that £15,962.09 has been spent on fixing police vehicles after they were crashed or otherwise damaged on official police property.

A total of 38 reports of damage to police vehicles were filed between January 2015 and November 2017.

The single most expensive incident saw £2,398.54 of damage caused to a police vehicle within the Baluniefield Police Office garage in January 2015. Elsewhere, there were several incidents in which police officers crashed cars having just set off, or having arrived at police premises.

Police Scotland confirmed that no members of the public were involved in any of the accidental collisions reported.