Taser used during police response to incident in Fife town

A man has been taken to hospital for assessment after emergency services were called out to an incident in Methil this morning.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:52 pm
The incident happened this morning.

Police Scotland said a taser was used during the response and that the circumstances would be referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.

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Emergency services were called out this morning to the incident on Taylor Street.

A spokesperson said: “About 10 am this morning officers attended an address in Taylor Street, Methil in relation to a concern for a member of the public. As a result of this incident a man was taken to hospital for assessment.

"A taser was used during the response to this incident and, as is standard procedure, the circumstances will be referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC).“There are no concerns for the safety and wellbeing of the local community as this appears to have been an isolated incident.”