The preliminary report into complaints handling, investigations and misconduct issues in relation to policing in Scotland has today been published by Dame Elish Angiolini.

A spokesperson for the PIRC said:

"We thank Dame Elish Angiolini for the time and substantial work which has been put into carrying out this review and her preliminary report published today.

"We will now take time to consider the content of the report and are pleased to see that several of the proposals made by the Commissioner and her staff are reflected in the report."