Tayside and Central Scotland

Probe after woman seriously injured in police custody

Tayside Div Bell Street HQ Image copyright Dan/Geograph
Image caption The woman was in custody at Tayside division's Bell Street headquarters when she was injured

The police watchdog has launched an investigation after a woman suffered a serious injury while in custody in Dundee.

The 38-year-old was in the custody unit at the Tayside division headquarters on Bell Street when she sustained an injury to her hand that required hospital treatment.

Police Scotland referred the matter to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner, who ordered the probe.

The incident took place on 26 April.

A PIRC statement said a report into the findings of the investigation would be sent to the Deputy Chief Constable in due course.

Investigators will interview staff at Bell Street before drawing up their report.

The woman was in custody at about 22:30 on the Saturday night in question when she sustained a serious injury to her finger.

She was initially treated at the scene by a custody nurse, but had to be taken to Ninewells Hospital by an ambulance crew for further treatment.

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