Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Police watchdog probes armed search

A police watchdog is investigating the circumstances of a series of incidents in Edinburgh last month during which armed officers searched a house.

They also later detained five people at a different location.

The incidents took place in the early hours of 22 July.

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (Pirc) said Police Scotland referred the matter to them as armed officers had "presented firearms" during the incidents.

Pirc's findings will be submitted to the chief constable at a later date.

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