Probe into murder inquiry

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A POLICE chief called in an outside force to investigate the handling of an inquiry in the murder of a 15-year-old Celtic hopeful after his killer was jailed for life yesterday. Brian Beattie, 33, was found guilty of murdering Lawrence Haggert in the victim's home in March 1996.

Central Police's chief constable William Wilson said he had invited James Mackay, assistant chief constable of Tayside Police, to undertake a review of how the inquiry was handled.

The dead boy's father, Larry, yesterday attacked the force because he said Lawrence's brother Dennis, then 12, was a suspect in the first investigation.