NICOLA STURGEON says she’s willing to meet the mum of one of the men who died in the Cameron House fire almost 1,000 days ago – after being pressed on the issue by Helensburgh’s MSP.

Jackie Baillie pressed the first minister on the lack of answers given to the families of Simon Midgley and Richard Dyson, who lost their lives in the blaze in December 2017.

Reports were submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service a year ago, but no charges have yet been brought and no prosecution launched.

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Mr Midgley’s mother Jane spoke last week about her distress at the Crown Office’s silence.

At First Minister’s Questions recently, Ms Sturgeon said she would be willing to meet Mrs Midgley, but also said she could not intervene in any decisions by the Crown Office about any criminal investigations or potential prosecutions.

Ms Sturgeon added: “I do not want to raise her expectations — nor do I want Jackie Baillie to do so on my behalf — about what I can reasonably do in the context of criminal investigations. That would not be fair to her or her family, although I absolutely understand her anguish.”

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