POLICE Scotland has blamed a “frozen laptop screen” after sharing a tweet supporting Scottish independence on its official Twitter/X account.

The Police Scotland account retweeted a post in June from a user who commented on a BBC story about Humza Yousaf saying we will hold indyref2 "as soon as we possibly can".

The First Minister said in a video posted by the BBC that Scotland was “suffering” due to not being independent.

Meanwhile, the tweet from @Macnessie said: “This will now test the sovereignty of Scots. It has always been acknowledged (even by Westminster) that Scots are sovereign. So legally, this will be the will of the people using current Westminster rules to instruct the @scotgov to end the union. What’s not to like?”

At the time, Police Scotland claimed it was done by accident and was due to a "computer error".

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Now, the Scottish Daily Express has revealed Police Scotland has finally claimed that a frozen laptop screen caused the organisation to retweet the message by mistake.

They said: "I can advise you that a staff member intended to retweet a Scottish Government post relating to issues with the 999 call service.

"Their laptop screen froze momentarily and the staff member clicked retweet again. When the page responded, a message next to the Government post had been retweeted in error. It was immediately obvious that the wrong message had been retweeted and our Corporate Communications team took steps to delete it within minutes.

"It was not an official retweet by Police Scotland, nor was it a member of staff retweeting from what they thought was their personal account."