Police probed over discovery of man’s body

Police Scotland's response is being investigated
Police Scotland's response is being investigated

A police watchdog is investigating Police Scotland’s initial response in relation to the discovery of a man’s body.

The body of Andrew Bow, 36, was found at a house in Edinburgh last Wednesday.

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (Pirc) announced on Friday it has begun an investigation into the initial police response to the incident.

A Pirc spokesman said: “The Pirc has been instructed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to carry out an independent investigation after the body of Andrew Bow, 36, was discovered at a residential address in Edinburgh on March 23.

“The investigation will focus on the initial police response leading up to the incident, which included a report of concern about the welfare of the occupant of the property.

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

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “”Following the discovery of a 36-year-old man’s body within a property in Edinburgh on Wednesday, March 23, police submitted a report to the Procurator Fiscal and the decision has now been taken to report the matter to the Pirc.

“As such, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”