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Five Metropolitan police officers are facing misconduct investigations
over a missing woman whose body was found on an Edinburgh
The remains of Saima Ahmed who was from London,
were found at Gogarburn golf club in January.
Saima better home at Wembley Stadium exactly your ago today. Police
claimed she took the train to Edinburgh, but they don't know how
or why her remains came to be at the golf course.
My mother was at home and she found out and she was hysterical
and upset, before that you kind of had hope that maybe she is OK
Her family said the Metropolitan Police ignored pleas to update
The family say the Metropolitan Police ignored their pleas to
upgrade the enquiry, meaning it was hard to access CCTV footage.
From the time of her going missing to the remains being discovered,
that has been the biggest significant challenge, the period
of time between her going missing and her body being found and it
significantly hampered us piecing together her journey from London.
This morning, the IPCC announced that five Metropolitan Police
officers were being investigated for misconduct and gross misconduct.
Meanwhile, Police Scotland say they hope highlighting
the anniversary of her disappearance will lead to fresh leads.
One of the Scottish government's key economic advisers says the SNP's
plan to keep the pound after independence may
Later this week it's expected Nicola Sturgeon will relaunch
the party's independence campaign, but Nobel prize-winning economist
Joseph Stiglitz has urged Scotland to consider its own currency.
The main opposition parties said Scotland should keep
Our political correspondent Nick Eardley reports.
Which currency would shoppers like these ones in Glasgow use
That is a question the SNP will be exploring as it looks again
It is a question that matters, not just because of the type
of money that comes out of machines like this.
The currency a country uses affect trade and it affects how the cash
In 2014 the Scottish Government argued for a currency union,
sharing the pound we had with the rest of the UK.
Now this man, a key adviser to Nicola Sturgeon, says that
They wanted as smooth transition as possible.
Keeping the currency and keeping other forms of institutions.
I think in hindsight, that may have been a mistake.
What else could be on offer if there is another vote on independence?
The SNP and Joseph Stiglitz do not like that.
Might Scotland have to revisit if it wants into the EU
Then there is a new currency, the Scottish pound, Joseph Stiglitz
reckons that could help boost the economy.
What they would have needed to do is resurrect the Scottish
Small countries can have their own currency.
The Conservatives and Labour say that Joseph Stiglitz's
comments show a fundamental problem with independence.
Stay in the UK and keep the UK pound.
The SNP says there will need to be proper debate before it
changes that possession, but the Greens support
an independent Scotland having its own currency.
The First Minister still believes another referendum is highly likely.
So too, future analysis of further options on the cash in your pocket.
A hearing into the conduct of a social worker who dealt
with the murdered Fife toddler Liam Fee has been told she decided
child protection workers should not intervene
A conduct hearing is examining charges against Lesley Bate
involving a total of sixteen children.
Leslie Baker is not attending the hearing this week, we heard more
about her time as social worker with Fife Council's child protection
team. -- Leslie Bate. One of our colleagues said Leslie Bate was
asked to investigate concerns about the welfare of Liam. They have been
raised by his childminder in 2013. She had been worried about bruises
on the toddler including a massive bruise on his forehead, and she was
concerned he may have been knocked unconscious. Leslie Bate visited the
family home and accepted the mother of Liam's explanation and
recommended no further social worker involvement. However, the
childminder raised further concerns about an neck injury to Liam, and
this Bate's manager asked her to speak to the childminder again to
make a decision about whether to refer the case to the department.
However, the colleague told the hearing that Leslie Bate had failed
to follow up on the case, and there were no notes about it on the
Council's computer systems. She described those as unacceptable
feelings, and said that allegations of child abuse should have been
followed up in a robust manner. Liam Fee died on March 20 14. He was
murdered by his mother nature and her partner. Lesley Bate faces
charges of failing to take the necessary steps to prevent actual or
potential harm to children. The cases being heard by the Scottish
services Council and is due to conclude on Friday. Lesley Bate as
rolling quicker social work registration but does not admit any
of the charges against her. Edinburgh Council has agreed to push
forward with a cycle track. Supporters say it will boost fitness
and improve air quality. Problems with mental health
are not always associated But a survey of Scottish footballers
has found that of 600 players questioned two thirds either had
a mental health issue or knew a team BBC Scotland sport has learned
of suicide attempts and players They are the sporting stars
of Scotland's most popular game. New research shows that many
are struggling with We surveyed SPFL players,
we got a return of over 600. 64% of them either themselves
or someone they knew closely, he made a friend, had mental health
issues in the recent past. The perception is that
footballers have enviable, Why are so many of them affected
with mental health issues? They are young, active males,
a group that engages less well Whilst we do have some footballers
that earn a lot of money, the vast majority will be part-time,
have two jobs, family issues, employment issues, the same worries
that everybody else has. He was a hero to Aberdeen
fans in the '90s but he reveals two suicide attempts
amidst severe depression. I can remember waking up
on the kitchen floor Neil Lennon struggled
in his playing career. I would be in a room full of people
and feel like the loneliest guy The only thing I wanted to do
was lie in bed or shut myself away. Eventually, when I was taking
the antidepressants, and they started to kick in,
I slowly started seeing There is almost a fear of coming out
and the stigma attached Footballers can say it is all right
to say you are not OK, then we can encourage young men,
who engage badly and have a high suicide risk, to come
out and accept help. A new programme will be offered
to players and clubs There will be no Scots in this
year's European Ryder Cup team after Russel Knox from Inverness
failed to make Darren It's the first time since 2010
that the country hasn't The captain about to announce his
wild-card picks. My second wild-card
is Martin Kaymer. No place to Scots
contender Russell Knox. He narrowly missed out on one
of nine performance-based automatic Now, he's missed out
on a captain's discragsry pick. There was a lot of competition
for those picks. I'm sure Russell Knox will be
disappointed and angry. Everyone picked is lower
in the world rankings than he is. Knox has lost out to Lee Westwood,
the world number 46. Martin Kaymer, ranked
at 50 and rookie Thomas I phoned Russell yesterday
to give him the information is one of the toughest phone
calls I've had to make. Some people say he
deserved the position. I've always been
a Thomas Pieters fan. From the roaring 20s to the 21st
Century, Scots golfers have played Now it's over to Kirsteen
with the weather outlook Thanks. Good evening. It has been a
lovely day across much of the country with top temperatures of 25
Celsius in Fife. Not bad. Tonight is looking cloudy with outbreaks of
rain, moving west to east. A breezy nights to come, and mild
temperatures around 11-12. Start tomorrow with some rain across
eastern areas. But quickly that will pull away. Around eight o'clock
tomorrow. For much of southern and central and eastern Scotland and is
looking dry with spells of rightness. Some sunshine for a time
as well. Across western coastal areas we will have risk
south-westerly winds which will already be driving in a number of
showers of tomorrow morning. Some showers across the northern isles as
well stop the best of the bravest and sunshine tomorrow morning will
be in the east. As we go through the day, in texture of sunshine and
showers across Scotland. The heaviest and most frequent will be
in the West, and we'll see some showers across Northern Ireland as
well. In weather front will push through England and Wales, gradually
fizzling out as it moves into the south-east. Behind that some dry
weather, brightness and a scattering of showers. A fresher feel for all
of us tomorrow, with temperatures in the mid-to high teens, peaking
around 24 Celsius across the south-east. Believing period across
Scotland will continue along the theme of sunshine and showers being
driven in on risk south-westerly winds. As we head into thirsty we
will have a ridge of high pressure which will allow some settled and
largely dry conditions for a time, although this whether front will
begin to move in during the course of the day across Northern Ireland,
and eventually across western Scotland as well. For England and
Wales a lot of dry and bright weather with some spells of sunshine
and temperatures again mid to high teens for most of us with a high of
24 in the south-east. Our next update is during Breakfast
at 6:25 tomorrow morning.