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No prosecution over Alison Hume Ayrshire mineshaft death

The Crown Office says the fire and rescue service will not be prosecuted after a woman died after falling down a disused mineshaft.

The Crown Office has said there will be no prosecution against the fire and rescue service in the case of a 44-year-old solicitor who died after falling down the mineshaft in Ayrshire.

Firefighters took almost six hours to rescue Alison Hume in July 2008, while they waited for specialist equipment.

BBC Scotland's home affairs correspondent Reevel Alderson reports.

  • 29 Nov 2013
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