A former chairperson of the Scottish Police Muslim Association accused of embezzling £23,000 from the organisation was given a new trial date on Monday.

Asma Ali, 36, allegedly committed the crime at Glasgow's Maryhill police office as well as banks in London and Edinburgh between March 2017 and June 2019.

It is claimed that the total sum taken by qualified lawyer Ali was £23,081.27.

She faces a separate fraud charge at the Scottish Police Credit Union on July 29, 2019.

It is stated that Ali pretended to an employee that she was not subject to an agreement with creditors to repay debts that were in arrears.

Court papers claim that Ali went on to induce the credit union to pay a loan of £500 under false pretences.

A further charge states that Ali made a similar claim to the Scottish Police Credit Union on August 5, 2019 in order to attempt to receive £2,000 by fraud.

A final charge claims Ali carried out a similar act to attempt to obtain £1,000 by fraud from the credit union on December 1, 2019.

Ali denies the charges at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

She was the first female chair of a police Muslim association.

A two-week trial in November was to take place which has been postponed.

A hearing was told that defence counsel have been appointed and a new trial date in April next year was set by Sheriff Gerard Considine.