Glasgow & West Scotland

Probe after taser fired at Hunterston nuclear plant

An investigation has been launched after a taser was fired at a police station within a Scots nuclear plant.

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner said it was "investigating the unintentional discharge" at the Hunterston facility in North Ayrshire.

The incident took place on 7 March at the Civil Nuclear Constabulary station.

The force is a specialist armed police service that is dedicated to protecting 14 civil nuclear sites across Scotland, England and Wales.

A report will be submitted to the Civil Nuclear Constabulary deputy chief constable in due course.

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