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Police watchdog probe after man injured

Scotland's police watchdog is investigating after a man was injured during an incident at a police station in West Lothian.

The 56-year-old was injured at Livingston police office on 8 August.

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) has been instructed by the Crown Office to look into the circumstances.

It is understood the man was not seriously injured.

A Pirc spokesman said: "The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has instructed the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner to undertake an investigation in relation to the circumstances surrounding an incident in which a 56-year-old man sustained an injury at Livingston police office on 8 August.

"A report on the commissioner's findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course."

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We will provide any necessary assistance to the Pirc and await the outcome of their report to COPFS."

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