The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is investigating the circumstances leading up to a death in custody in Edinburgh.

A spokesman for the PIRC said:

“The Police Investigations & Review Commisisoner (PIRC) is investigating the death in custody of a 34-year-old man at St. Leonards Police Station Edinburgh on 5 June 2018.

“The investigation will focus on the circumstances leading up to the man’s death.

“The incident was referred to the PIRC by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and a report will be submitted to them in due course.”