Constituency MSP, Jackie Baillie, has released a letter from the Lord Advocate which has revealed that the inquiry into the fatal fire at Cameron House in December 2017 is still ongoing.
In the letter, the Lord Advocate explains that the investigations led by the Crown and Procurator Fiscal Service into the fatal incident are continuing under the direction of the Senior Advocate Depute. The letter reveals that inquiries into incidents of this nature generally require detail and lengthy investigation. The Crown and Procurator Fiscal Service are unable to make a decision as to whether a prosecution can be made until the investigations are complete and the final reports have been submitted by Police Scotland and other agencies.
The Lord Advocate has ensured the MSP that Police Scotland Family Liaison Officers are in constant contact with the families of the two men who tragically lost their lives in the fire. The Family Liaison Officers are keeping the families up to date with the investigation and the families have been offered meetings with the Senior Advocate Depute who is overseeing the investigation.
“The Cameron House fire had a devastating impact on our own community, my thoughts have always been with the families of the two men who tragically lost their lives in the fatal incident.
“While I understand the frustration felt by everyone that there are no answers more than a year after the fire, I am also confident that the Police, Crown Office and all other agencies involved are doing everything that they can to ensure that the investigations are as thorough as possible.
“It is right that the victim’s families and our community can have our questions answered but I believe that it is right that the investigations are given the time and space that they need to find out what happened that day.
“I am grateful to the Police and Crown Office for ensuring that the victim’s families are kept updated with the enquiries.”