Police chief in racism row

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A police superintendent branded a racist by an industrial tribunal has been moved from personnel duties, Strathclyde Police said yesterday.

The force has also called in an assistant chief constable from Tayside, James MacKay, to carry out an investigation of issues arising from the tribunal finding.

The move follows a ruling on Wednesday that PC Lawrence Ramadas, 32, from Troon, was discriminated against by Supt Gordon McPherson on the grounds of his race. The claims were denied by the superintendent who said he was "deeply, deeply ofended" at any allegation that he had racist tendencies.