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PremierLeague-News.Com - Katie Allan died at Polmont Young Offenders Institute in June 2018.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The mum of a student who took her own life in jail has criticised the failure to hold an official investigation after almost three years. Katie Allan died at Polmont Young Offenders Institute in June 2018 after officers failed to act when she showed signs of being vulnerable. The 21-year-old had suffered from depression and bullying before committing suicide. Her mum Linda’s solicitor Aamer Anwar has written to Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf highlighting that a Fatal Accident inquiry still has not been held. Linda and Stuart Allan- Katie's parents (Image: Daily Record) Read More Related Articles Get the Scottish news that matters to you sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Drunk neighbour from hell caged after bizarre spaghetti and shampoo attack His letter states: “Cabinet Secretary, you will be aware that there has been no progress on Katie’s FAI due to constant and persistent delays by the Crown. “The family have not only been failed by the Lord Advocate, but traumatised by his office’s handling of Katie’s case. This was the case prior to the Covid outbreak and has worsened since. “The family have watched with great empathy, the ongoing avoidable drug-related deaths in Scotland and the recent (welcomed) response from the First Minister. "Avoidable deaths in custody paint a very similar picture, for the Allans – almost three years of continued and exacerbated grief at the hands of Scotland’s Crown Office, as Katie’s family count the suicides weekly.
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. She failed to stop and was later arrested. Anwar added: “ Linda Allan has done more than any other to expose the deep-rooted problems at the heart of our Scottish prisons. "The irony is that she is unlikely to be able to even be represented at her daughter’s FAI as she would not be eligible for Legal Aid. “She certainly deserved punishment. “But this is Scotland, this is the 21st century, what Katie did not deserve, was the horrific experiences she endured daily at the hands of the Scottish Prison Service. “Her family had hoped that her legacy would be that no other young person in Scotland experienced such a catalogue of catastrophic events.” The Scottish Government did not respond to a request for comment.
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