Scottish police have lost a memory stick that contains info of hundreds of police investigations.

The stick was lost at Lothian and Borders Police's Edinburgh headquarters and unbelievably considering other similar high profile instances, the data on it was unencrypted.

The BBC reports that the USB drive had over 750 entries on vehicles "of interest" to police, along with other intelligence.

A police spokesman told the BBC: "Lothian and Borders Police can confirm that it is unable to locate a USB memory stick".

"We are taking this loss very seriously and have commissioned a review into how we hold and transport information within the organisation".

"The reality of modern day policing is such that we exploit the latest technology. However, like every other large organisation, we have a responsibility to safeguard the information we hold".

"We are confident that this loss does not in any way compromise any individual involved in any ongoing or previous police investigations".