Man Dies And Officer Hurt In Fife

4 May 2015, 07:08

A man has died and a police officer has been injured in an incident in Fife.

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner, set up to investigate serious incidents involving the police, is leading an inquiry into the matter.

A Police Scotland statement said a 31-year-old man died and a female police officer was injured during the incident in Kirkcaldy. No further details were given.

According to reports earlier today, the policewoman was injured while trying to arrest a man with a knife.

Police said she was not stabbed.

Fife Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Garry McEwan said: "This is a tragic set of circumstances and my condolences go to the man's family.

"The investigation of deaths in Scotland is the responsibility of Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, who have instructed the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner to lead on this enquiry.''

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