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Lanarkshire college fraud and bullying claims 'could be a matter for police'

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Claims of “systematic bullying and intimidation” of employees at South Lanarkshire College and allegations of fraud could be a matter for police investigation.That’s what the Scottish parliamentary public audit committee has heard, at a probe into the Auditor General’s report into governance issues at SLC.And questions have been raised about a three-month period during which there was no supervision of the millions of pounds of public money for which SLC was responsible.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android MSPs have now been urged to take allegations into “a public institution that has been in crisis” extremely seriously.As the public audit committee quizzed Auditor General Stephen Boyle following the publication of his report into governance issues at SLC, Central Scotland MSP Graham Simpson said: “We should be delving deeper into what has been going on at this college.”Saying he has been aware of concerns surrounding SLC for some time, Mr Simpson revealed that he has been approached by current and former members of staff at the institution, whose principal, Aileen McKechnie, and interim clerk to the board, Brian Keegan, were dramatically suspended from their posts in November 2021.Last September, three months prior to her suspension, Lanarkshire Live revealed that Ms McKechnie – who took up the

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