Investigation update: death in police custody (Kirkcaldy) - January 2024

We have been directed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to investigate the circumstances of the death of a 35-year-old man while in custody at Kirkcaldy Police Station on 22 January 2024.

Once the investigation is concluded, a report on our findings will be submitted to the COPFS.

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