HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 c2003W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that Mrs. Agnes Russell Crawford, 1010, Tollcross Road, Glasgow, was charged at the Glasgow Sheriff Court, on 12th December, with housebreaking and the theft of £3 2s. from the house of Daniel Gray, 1002, Tollcross Road, Glasgow; that Sheriff Robertson found Mrs. Crawford not guilty, as he considered that there had been faked evidence against the accused; that Mrs. Crawford's fingerprints and photograph were taken in Mr. Gray's house, on 9th September; and that Detective-constable Gilmour denied this on oath; whether this detective is to be charged with perjury; and whether, as Mrs. Crawford has been resident at the above address for over 23 years without any suggestion against her character, any compensation is proposed to be paid to her, and if her finger-prints and photographs will be destroyed forthwith?


I have been asked to answer this question. I am causing inquiry to be made into the case referred to by the hon. Member, and shall communicate with him on the subject at an early date.

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