Northern Constabulary may face legal action after release of report

Hugh and June McLeod are seeking to take legal action against Northern Constabulary after obtaining access to a report report, undertaken by Chief Constable Andrew Cameron of Central Scotland Police, which was released – with some sections deleted – under the Freedom of Information Act.

They allege police incompetence and evidence of a cover-up in the wake of the discovery of Kevin McLeod's body in Wick harbour on 8 February 1997. The family believes that severe internal injuries sustained by Kevin McLeod were consistent with information they have received of him being brutally assaulted on the night he went missing.

Mr Cameron shared the misgivings aired previously by Sheriff Ian Cameron at the fatal accident inquiry about shortcomings in the way police investigated the death and he accepted that the family's complaints had not been dealt with properly.

McLeods set for legal action against police (John O'Groat Journal, 16 March 2007)