Investigation launched into arrest of boy, 14, in Cumbernauld

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A police watchdog is investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a 14-year-old boy in Cumbernauld last month.

A spokesman for the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) said: “The PIRC is undertaking an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a 14-year-old boy in Cumbernauld on July 21 2017.

“The matter has been referred to the PIRC by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and a report on the Commissioner’s findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course.”