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COPFS and Police Scotland issue joint statement on Smyllum Park Home

COPFS and Police Scotland recognise the level of public concern following media reports about Smyllum Park Home, including reports that children were buried in unmarked graves.

COPFS and the police are responsible for the investigation of crime and the investigation of sudden, suspicious and unexplained deaths. 

Based on the information currently available, there is no evidence to suggest a crime has been committed, or that any deaths require to be investigated, but that position will be kept under review.  Any allegations of criminality will be thoroughly and sensitively investigated.