The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is investigating the use of an incapacitant spray, known as PAVA, on a 27 year old man in Edinburgh.

A Spokesperson for the PIRC's Investigations team said:

"We are investigating an incident where PAVA spray was discharged by an officer from Police Scotland at a 27 year old man in Edinburgh on 31 October 2018.

"As is standard procedure, the case was referred to the PIRC by Police Scotland and a report will be submitted to them in due course."