Man injured at Livingston police office sparks investigation

Livingston Police Station. Picture; Lisa Ferguson
Livingston Police Station. Picture; Lisa Ferguson
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Scotland’s police watchdog is investigating after a man was injured during an incident at a police station.

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The 56-year-old was injured at Livingston police office in West Lothian on August 8.

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) has been instructed by the Crown Office to look into what occurred.

It is understood the man was not seriously injured.

A Pirc spokesman said: “The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has instructed the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner to undertake an investigation in relation to the circumstances surrounding an incident in which a 56-year-old man sustained an injury at Livingston police office on August 8.

“A report on the commissioner’s findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We will provide any necessary assistance to the Pirc and await the outcome of their report to COPFS.”