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Police child abuse tapes 'found at Glasgow bus station'

Buchanan Street bus station
Image caption Senior officers reportedly said they were unsure if the tapes had been lost or stolen

An investigation has been launched into allegations that confidential police tapes were found at a Glasgow bus station.

It is reported the tapes showed a little girl telling officers about alleged child abuse.

The Daily Record said the tapes were delivered to its office by someone who claimed to have found them at Buchanan Bus Station in the city centre.

Newspaper staff then handed them to police.

Strathclyde Police confirmed it had launched an inquiry into the incident.

Det Ch Supt Russell Dunn, of the force's public protection unit, told the newspaper they would be treating the matter "very seriously".

The newspaper said the tape showed the six-year-old's harrowing police interview in which she described an alleged drunken assault by her father on her three-year-old brother.

Senior Strathclyde Police officers told the paper they were unsure if the tapes had been lost or stolen.

The paper said the family had been contacted by police and offered an unreserved apology for the breach of privacy.

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