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Whistle-blower welcomes police probe into theft claims at South Lanarkshire College

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A police probe into accusations of theft at South Lanarkshire College has been welcomed by a whistle-blower who previously raised concerns about alleged historical criminality within the troubled education institute’s ranks.South Lanarkshire College (SLC) has confirmed that Police Scotland have launched an investigation, following receipt of information from “an external source.”It is understood the information relates to alleged theft of materials from the college’s faculty of construction.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

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