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Serious A98 Buckie crash referred to police watchdog

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A serious crash which saw one person airlifted to hospital and five others injured in Moray followed a police pursuit, it has emerged.

The two-vehicle accident happened on the A98 near Buckie on Thursday.

Police Scotland said a "short police pursuit took place earlier" on the A98, before the crash near Rannachy.

The incident has been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc). A 28-year-old man has been arrested.

A Pirc spokesperson said: "As is standard procedure, this matter was referred by Police Scotland to the Pirc.

‎"We are carrying out an assessment of the circumstances leading up the incident, to determine if an investigation is required."

An air ambulance took one seriously-injured casualty to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness while the others were taken to hospital in Elgin.

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