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McKie book calls for new inquiry
Shirley McKie
Ms McKie was cleared of leaving her fingerprints at a murder scene
A book about former detective Shirley McKie, who was wrongly accused of leaving her fingerprint at a murder scene, has been launched.

The book, entitled Shirley McKie: The Price Of Innocence, calls for a new inquiry into the affair.

The book was co-written by her father Iain McKie and former nationalist MSP Mike Russell.

Ms McKie won a 750,000 out-of-court settlement after ministers admitted that fingerprint experts got it wrong.

Ms Mckie, from Troon, Ayrshire, had had been accused of leaving her print at the Kilmarnock home of murder victim Marion Ross 10 years ago.

She challenged the findings of the experts and was later cleared of perjury.

A parliamentary inquiry was held into her case last year. It found "fundamental weaknesses" in the country's fingerprint service.


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