PIRC investigate Arbroath incident

Police cordoned off the carpark at McDonalds

Police cordoned off the carpark at McDonalds

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Following assessment, the Police Investigation & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is investigating the discharge of conventional firearms, using vehicle tyre deflation rounds, in Arbroath on February 12, 2016.

It is reported that the tyres of two vehicles were damaged during the incident, but no members of the public were injured. The firearms discharge occurred following an earlier incident attended by police.

In terms of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 and the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Investigations Procedure, Serious Incidents and Specified Weapons) Regulations 2013, the Chief Constable must refer certain incidents involving the police to the PIRC to allow for an independent investigation.

A report on the findings will be submitted to the Deputy Chief Constable in due course.