Posted: Tuesday 20 June 2017

Investigation into police response prior to man being attacked and seriously injured


The Police Investigation & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is investigating the response from police prior to a man being attacked and stabbed following a disturbance outside his home in Glasgow.

A spokesman for the PIRC said:

"The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) is undertaking an investigation in relation to the serious injury of a 32-year-old man in Glasgow on 14 June 2017.

"He sustained the injury after being attacked and stabbed following a disturbance outside his home and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment.

"The PIRC investigation will examine the Police Scotland response to a call made just prior to the attack and the police response to previously reported incidents by the victim and a family member.

"The incident has been referred to the PIRC for investigation by Police Scotland and a report on the Commissioner's findings will be submitted to the Chief Constable in due course."

Notes to editors:

PIRC investigators have all the powers of a constable, including:

  • Seizing police CCTV, Airwave footage, 999 recordings
  • Seizing custody records, Command and Control incident printouts, etc
  • Seizing officers' witness statements
  • Seizing public and private space CCTV
  • Carrying out house-to-house enquiries
  • Seizing mobile phone footage
  • Obtaining medical and other specialist opinion
  • Interviewing/re-interviewing police and civilian witnesses
  • Carrying out 'open source' social media searches

 During the course of an investigation, our staff may:

  • Attend and preserve scenes and oversee forensic examination
  • Establish family liaison
  • Attend post-mortems
  • Issue witness appeals

 

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