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Forfar mart staff suspended

A MAJOR inquiry is under way at Lawrie and Symington's Forfar market, where two management executives were this week suspended over alleged irregularities.

The Scottish Farmer understands that managing director Graham Burke and cashier Neil McAllan both face allegations of gross misconduct.

It is also understood that the market has suffered a six-figure financial loss involving its credit facilities for a major sheep dealer.

The chairman of Lawrie and Symington's board of directors, Michael Clark, was unavailable for comment as The Scottish Farmer went to press on Wednesday – but a company spokesman said they had been instructed by their solicitor not to make any statement with an inquiry pending.

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