Shooting and Tasering of man by police sparks appeal for images

The force said there would be extra patrols in the Polvanie View, Inverness, area in the coming days.

Appeal for pictures and video after man shot and Tasered by police in Polvanie View, Inverness Supplied

The shooting and Tasering of a man following a stand-off in an Inverness housing estate has sparked an appeal for video and pictures from the public.

Emergency services were called to Polvanie View at around 3pm on Thursday where a flat was on fire amid reports of concern for a person.

Images from the scene show a man wearing a respirator mask and camouflage fatigues standing below a smoking window.

Police Scotland confirmed a 40-year-old man was shot by officers, arrested in connection with the incident and taken to Raigmore Hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

On Friday, an update from police confirmed a Taser had also been deployed.

The force said there would be extra patrols in the Polvanie View area in the coming days but reassured the public that the incident was contained and there was no wider threat.

Police Scotland is appealing for any information including photographs, CCTV or dashcam footage that may support its investigation into the incident.

When a firearm is discharged or a Taser is used, the incident is referred to watchdog the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc).

PIRC confirmed a probe had been launched after the 40-year-old man was seriously injured and taken to Raigmore.

A spokesperson for Pirc said: “We are investigating an incident involving a 40-year-old man in Inverness on March 31, 2022.

“Our investigation will focus on the police contact throughout the incident, with the man who is currently under arrest and receiving treatment in hospital.

“The incident was referred to us by Police Scotland and once our investigation is concluded, a report will be sent to the chief constable.”

A number of neighbouring residents were evacuated but no one was injured as a result of the fire which was extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Chief superintendent Conrad Trickett said: “We want to reassure the public that this incident is contained and there is no threat to the wider public.

“There will be extra patrols in the area over the coming days and anyone with any concerns should contact police.

“We would also ask anybody with any information or footage from the incident to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information or footage is asked to contact police via 101 or to make a submission via the online portal.

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