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26 June 2020 | Investigations
Discharge of PAVA spray during incident in Hebrides on 19 May 2020
On Tuesday 19 May 2020, following an incident in the Hebrides, a Police Scotland officer discharged PAVA irritant spray at a man.
Following a report of a disturbance from members of the public, police officers attended at a flat where they found a number of men drinking and ignoring the social distancing guidelines issued under emergency Coronavirus legislation.
Serious injury following police contact on 8 May 2020 in Glasgow
On Friday 8 May 2020, in Glasgow, a 32-year-old man received a serious injury when in police custody. At about 1325 the man entered a Pharmacy in Glasgow, ignoring the social distancing guidelines issued under emergency Coronavirus legislation and demanded Methadone from staff for the full weekend. When this was refused, the man became verbally abusive towards the Pharmacy Staff.
Serious Injury following police contact following RTC in Buckie, Moray, on 26 December 2019
About 3.15pm on Thursday 26 December 2019, a road traffic accident occurred on the A98 Fochabers to Banff road, Moray, when a car driven by a 28-year-old man collided with another car, leading to a number of people being seriously injured. Shortly before the crash, the car had been pursued by a marked police car.
Captor Spray discharged at 32-year-old man in Glasgow on 30 November 2019
About 2017 hours on Saturday 30 November 2019, during an incident near to the public taxi rank at Gordon Street, Glasgow, British Transport Police (BTP) officers discharged Captor Incapacitant Spray twice at a 32-year-old man, while attempting to arrest him.
Serious injury following police contact in Aberdeen on 26 June 2019
About 0005 hours on 26 June 2019, a 28-year-old man sustained serious head injuries when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a tree on the cycle path of the disused Old Deeside railway line, Aberdeen.
In the early evening of Friday 1 November 2019, a 57-year-old man was arrested in Motherwell for being drunk and incapable. After being assessed at hospital as being fit to be detained in police custody he was taken to Motherwell Police Station.
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.