Posted: Saturday 15 April 2017

Commissioner launches death in custody investigation following Glasgow incident

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is undertaking an investigation following the death of a 33-year-old man in Glasgow.

The man inflicted serious injuries ‎upon himself before police discharged Captor Pava spray and detained him.

He was then taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary but died a short time later.

A spokesman for the PIRC said: "The PIRC is undertaking an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the death in custody of a 33-year-old man in Glasgow on Thursday 13 April 2017.

"The investigation will also focus on prior contact between the deceased, and others, with Police Scotland before the man was involved in an incident in West Nile Street and he inflicted serious injuries upon himself.

"Captor Pava - an incapacitant spray - was then discharged by police and the man was detained.

"He was then taken by ‎ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment but died a short time later. 

"The incident has been referred to the PIRC for investigation by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and a report on the Commissioner's findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course."

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