In response to the Scottish Police Authority statement on the i6 project issued today, Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said: “After lengthy discussions between Police Scotland, the SPA, and the supplier Accenture, a settlement has been mutually agreed to end the i6 contract.

“The terms of the agreement are commercially confidential.

“While the delivery of the i6 solution will now not go ahead, we are committed to delivering a sustainable policing model supported by modern technology and will work with the Scottish Police Authority to ensure this is delivered in the most efficient and effective way.”