No criminal convictions for Clutha disaster

By Stuart Reid

The crown office and procurator fiscal service have said there is “insufficient evidence” for criminal proceedings for the Clutha tragedy.

A fatal accident inquiry will be held into the incident that caused the death of 10 people when a police helicopter crashed in to a Glasgow pub in November 2013.

However, a recent statement from the Crown office said there wouldn’t be enough evidence to condemn the incident to criminal actions.

The Crown Office and procurator fiscal service said in a statement;

“The investigation into the Clutha helicopter crash has reached a significant stage and Crown Counsel, the most senior lawyers in Crown Office, have formally instructed a Fatal Accident Inquiry be held.”

The statement also spoke about the lack of proof of criminal involvement: “Following submission of a detailed report by the Helicopter Team, Crown Counsel have also concluded that there is insufficient evidence available to justify instructing criminal proceedings.”

The families of the victims involved have been calling for the fatal accident inquiry since the incident almost 4 years ago and they have vocally criticised the time it has take to come to this conclusion.

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