Almost half of Scotland’s budding bobbies haven’t been fit enough for the beat.

Police Scotland have revealed that 46% of applicants to join the service in its first full year failed to pass the fitness test.

Men up to the age of 29 have to be able to run 1.5 miles in 12 minutes and women in 14 minutes, or an equivalent “bleep” shuttle run test against the clock.

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