RALLY TRAGEDY: Justice secretary to make statement

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Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill and Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland will visit Kelso Police Station on Monday afternoon to receive a briefing from Police Scotland following the Jim Clark Rally tragedy.

It has also been agreed that the Mr MacKaskill will make a statement to parliament on Tuesday following the tragic deaths of three spectators at the rally on Saturday.

Mr MacAskill said: “As the First Minister said yesterday, this is desperately sad and difficult news from the Borders of the tragic events at the Jim Clark rally.

“The Jim Clark Rally is a long-standing event and has been part of the local community for over 40 years.

“This incident will have come as a tremendous shock to the local community and wider motoring family. All across Scotland people are sharing the sadness of this tragic event and stand ready to support the local community.

“Above all, our thoughts are with the family and friends of those affected. I will visit Kelso Police Station tomorrow with Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland to meet Police Scotland and discuss the work that has been undertaken by the emergency services since the incident took place.”