AN East Renfrewshire mum whose daughter took her own life in jail after enduring “horrific experiences” has slammed the lack of an official investigation.

Glasgow University student Katie Allan tragically died in 2018 after she was allegedly bullied and strip-searched while serving a 16-month sentence at YOI Polmont for a drink-driving offence in which a 15-year-old boy was knocked unconscious in Eastwoodmains Road, Giffnock.

Nearly three years after 21-year-old Katie died, a Fatal Accident Inquiry has yet to be held.

Her mother Linda Allan, from Giffnock, and family solicitor Aamer Anwar have now written to Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf to express their concern, the Sunday Mail reports.

The letter criticises a lack of progress in carrying out the FAI due to constant delays, made worse by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Mr Anwar said: "Linda Allan has done more than any other to expose the deep-rooted problems at the heart of our Scottish prisons.

"The irony is that she is unlikely to be able to even be represented at her daughter’s FAI, as she would not be eligible for Legal Aid."

The lawyer added that, while Katie deserved to be punished for her crime, she did not deserve "the horrific experiences she endured daily at the hands of the Scottish Prison Service."

“Her family had hoped that her legacy would be that no other young person in Scotland experienced such a catalogue of catastrophic events,” said Mr Anwar.