Borders Police face email probe

Seventeen officers and four civilian staff are under investigation in the Borders over allegations of racist and sexist emails.

Email probe officers relocated

Hawick Police station Credit: ITV News Border

Seventeen officers from Lothian and the Borders Police are being moved to other departments while misconduct inquiries continue.

The officers are being investigated after emails of a racist and sexual nature were allegedly found on an internal computer system.

Four civilian staff will also be moved to other departments, and a 51-year-old has already been suspended.

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Borders Police investigated over racist and sexist emails claims

Hawick Police station Credit: ITV News Border

Seventeen officers and four civilian staff are under investigation in the Borders over allegations of racist and sexist emails.

Lothian and Borders Police say they have suspended a 51-year-old officer and identified another sixteen officers and four staff who appear to be involved.

All of the people are from G Division, which covers the Borders from its headquarters in Hawick.

A police spokesman said it was a huge disappointment that such emails had been circulated on the police system.