Car kidnap victim urges law change

A NURSE who was kidnapped and left in the boot of a car for ten days has joined a campaign for crime victims to be given a higher priority.

Magdeline Makola, who works as a nurse in Edinburgh and Livingston, was found in her vehicle in Airdrie on Boxing Day in 2008 after being abducted by a man who robbed her.

She has since joined Victim Support Scotland, which wants victims and witnesses to play a greater role in the legal system. Ms Makola has also called for changes to compensation rules.

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Speaking ahead of the charity's Manifesto for Action: No Going Back event in Edinburgh, she said: "I am very happy to endorse the charity's new manifesto, particularly calling for a fundamental view of the criminal injuries compensation scheme. Offenders should pay a surcharge on any fine and that money should be used to fund improvements to victim services."