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Fresh Dunblane inquiry rejected

23 March 2006

Calls for a fresh inquiry into the Dunblane Primary School shooting in 1996, have been rejected by a Scottish Parliament Committee.

MSPs decided that an inquiry which had not been asked for by the parents of the victims would not be in their interests.

Three separate petitions calling for an inquiry into aspects of the incidents were considered by Holyrood's public petitions committee. One was from a witness described in the Cullen inquiry report as lacking in credibility and reliability.

Committee convener Michael McMahon expressed concern that the petitions had been sent in to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the tragedy and were not what the parents of the victims were looking for.