Posted: Tuesday 2 May 2017

Commissioner submits report to Crown relating to death of 50-year-old man

An investigation into police contact with Alan Hay, 50, who later died, has concluded and a report has been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

Mr Hay was arrested following a disturbance in Dalbeattie on 1 August 2016, during which an officer of Police Scotland discharged an incapacitant spray known as Captor PAVA.

The investigation focused on the discharge of PAVA, and the period while the man was in police custody before being transferred on 2 August 2016 into the custody of the Scottish Prison Service following his appearance at court.

The man fell ill later that day and was taken to hospital for treatment but died shortly after.

The PIRC's report has now been submitted to the COPFS for their consideration.

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