Following the death of Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh in Kirkcaldy on the morning of Sunday 3 May 2015, the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) will carry out witness canvassing at the scene exactly one week from the date and time of the incident.   

This Sunday 10 May 2015, from 6.30am - 7.30am, PIRC investigators will facilitate traffic stops and approach passing pedestrians in order to identify any potential witnesses who may have information that could contribute to the PIRC investigation into the death.  The PIRC will be assisted by police vehicles and road policing officers who will manage traffic flow.

The contact details of any witnesses identified will be recorded by the PIRC and follow-up interviews carried out week beginning 11 May 2015. 

Background:
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has directed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) to carry out an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of 31 year old Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh in Kirkcaldy on Sunday 3 May, who had been detained by police shortly before his death. 

A witness appeal was issued on Tuesday 5 May 2015.  It is hoped that canvassing at the scene one week on from the incident will bring new witnesses forward.