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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.

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