Glasgow & West Scotland

Watchdog probe after police shot car's tyres

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A police watchdog has begun an investigation into the use of shotgun rounds during a police operation in Glasgow.

Officers shot the tyres of a car during an intelligence-led operation in Robroyston on 30 September.

The Police Investigation and Review Commissioner (Pirc) has now launched a formal investigation.

No members of the public were injured during the incident.

A Pirc spokesman said: "Following assessment, the Police Investigation and Review Commissioner is investigating the discharge of conventional firearms, using vehicle tyre deflation rounds."

Image caption Police said "vehicle tyre deflation rounds were discharged directly into vehicle tyres"

The area was cordoned off following the incident, at about 10:55 on 30 September.

At the time Police Scotland said officers had used a "recognised and practiced" tactic to disable a vehicle.

The nature of the police operation has yet to be disclosed.

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