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11 October 2019 | Investigations
PIRC Report: Serious injury following police contact, Arbroath/Dundee, 15 February 2019
On the evening of Friday 15 February 2019, a 42 year-old man was arrested in Arbroath following a disturbance where it is alleged that he had been in possession of a knife.
The man, who was handcuffed to the front, was thereafter placed within the cell cage area of a marked police van and whilst being transported to Dundee Custody Centre he used a lighter to set fire to an item of clothing that he was wearing causing injury to his right arm.
PIRC Report: Serious injury following police contact, Penicuik, 3 September 2018
Sometime after 0200 hours on 3 September 2018, within homeless accommodation in Penicuik, a male resident forced entry to a locked room occupied by a woman, assaulted her and attempted to rape her. The woman resisted and managed to fight off her attacker.
Prior to this incident, shortly before 0200 hours, the man had seriously assaulted another man who also resided there. The man had told the other man of his intention to rape the woman and invited him to take part. When the other man refused he was seriously assaulted and injured.
PIRC Report: Serious injury following police contact, Kirkcaldy, 8 March 2019
About 1647 hours on Friday 8 March 2019, on Oriel Road near to its junction with Strathallan Drive, Kirkcaldy, a marked Police Scotland Roads Policing car was involved in a collision with two other vehicles, driven by members of the public. As a result of the collision, an 87-year-old man, who was driving one of the cars, a Kia, sustained serious injuries. The police driver and the driver of the other car, an Audi, sustained minor injuries.
PIRC Report: Serious injury following police contact
In the early hours of Saturday 27 April 2019, a 25-year-old woman was arrested in Glasgow following a report of a disturbance. The woman struggled violently with arresting officers making it impossible to conduct a thorough search of her at that time.
Serious injury following police contact, Fife, 22 June 2018
On Friday 22 June 2018, Police Scotland officers arrested a 34-year-old man at his home in Fife. The Police National Computer (PNC) showed that he was wanted for interview as a suspect for a robbery and breach of bail which happened on 24 April 2018.
Discharge of PAVA irritant spray, Fraserburgh Police Station, 16 November 2018
About 2145 hours on Friday 16 November 2018, within the Custody Suite at Fraserburgh Police Station, an officer of Police Scotland discharged PAVA irritant spray at a 39-year-old man on two occasions during a violent struggle in a police cell.