The family of a Scots woman allegedly beaten to death in Israel has welcomed moves to improve how relatives are treated when loved ones die abroad.
The right to consular support for families should be enshrined in law, MPs said as a report revealed relatives of people who died abroad feel let down by UK authorities.
The family of a Scot allegedly beaten to death in Israel is to take legal action over the catalogue of failures by the authorities.
A Scot living in Israel was beaten to death and a catalogue of failures allowed her killer to go free, a leading pathologist has concluded after studying post mortem reports.
An Israeli lawyer acting for the family of a Scots hotel worker who died hours after a vicious beating has highlighted a string of concerns around the police investigation.
A leading pathologist has called for Scotland to follow England and order more second post mortems on people who have who died abroad.
Police in Israel were called five times as a Scots hotel worker was beaten hours before her death.
The extent of the injuries suffered by a Scots hotel worker before her death in Israel can be revealed today.
SCOTLAND should go it alone and look after the “abandoned” families of people who die abroad, an SNP MP has said.
FAMILIES whose relatives have died abroad have told how they felt abandoned by the Government and their pleas for assistance ignored.