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Children (Alleged Abduction)

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland why no criminal charges have been brought against the three men alleged to have abducted three children, Craig Park, Mark Lane and John Love, from their home in Bornbrae street, Larkhill on 17 September.

The Solicitor-General for Scotland has already written to the hon. Member about this case, and has explained that the Crown's reasons for declining to prosecutre are confidential. The hon. Member may however be assured that the matter was carefully considered, and that the Solicitor-General for Scotland fully agreed with the procurator fiscal's decision against prosecution.