Police watchdog to investigate shooting

7 April 2018, 07:04

Police Scotland

A watchdog is to investigate after a woman was shot by police officers at a Scottish castle.

The incident, which happened at Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, is being investigated by the Police Investigations Review Commissioner.

The baton round firearms discharge injured a 48-year-old woman on Saturday March 31.

A spokesman said: "The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) is investigating an incident involving a 48-year-old woman within the grounds of Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, on March 31 where a baton round was fired by an officer with Police Scotland.

"The woman received an injury which did not require hospital treatment and was subsequently arrested by police.

"The incident was referred to the Pirc by Police Scotland and a report on the commissioner's findings will be submitted to the Deputy Chief Constable in due course."