Scottish Police Authority boss quizzed over £950-a-day accountant

Scotland's Police Authority chief executive has been quizzed by MSPs over employing a £950-a-day accountant.

John Foley said he could justify the move because the financial expert, on secondment from PwC, had the right capabilities to do the job.

Asked if it was an "act of desperation" to employ someone at a cost of more than £131,100, Mr Foley said: "It is not an act of desperation.

"The requirement was to have senior financial resource which had capability to deliver moving forward because capability was part of the issue."

BBC News