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Police watchdog launches investigation after man shot by officers in Queen's Park

PUBLISHED: 18:08 08 October 2015 | UPDATED: 18:09 08 October 2015

The man was shot in Queen's Park this morning (Pic credit: Jonathan Goldberg)

The man was shot in Queen's Park this morning (Pic credit: Jonathan Goldberg)

Jonathan Goldberg

An investigation into the shooting of a man by police officers in Queen's Park this morning has been launched by an independent watchdog.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will probe the run-up events leading to the shooting of the 28-year-old in Oliphant Street at around 2.45am.

Police were called to reports of a disturbance in nearby Claremont Road, where a man is claimed to have been brandishing a knife.

He fled the scene and was Tasered by officers a number of times to no effect before he was shot once.

The man is in hospital where his condition is described as stable.

Two knives were found at the scene which form part of the IPCC investigation.

Investigators from the IPCC attended the scene today and will download information from the Tasers to establish how many times it was used.

They will also scrutinise CCTV footage and conducted house-to-house enquiries as part of their investigation.

Cindy Butts, IPCC Commissioner, said: “It’s essential when the police use potentially lethal force that there is a thorough and independent examination of that decision.

“I would like to assure all those concerned that we will investigate all of the circumstances surrounding this incident.”

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