An investigation has been launched by the police commissioner after an 11-year-old was tasered at a holiday park in Ayr after being found in possession of a knife.
Officers were called to Craig Tara Caravan Park at around 11.15pm on Wednesday, March 22, after receiving reports of a disturbance.
Upon arrival, an 11-year-old boy was found to be in possession of a knife.
The incident was contained with no “serious injuries” following the discharge of a taser.
Footage shared online appears to show around five police officers approaching the child, as he appears to brandish the weapon toward them.
An investigation into the incident has been launched by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC).
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers attended a disturbance involving an 11-year-old boy in possession of a knife at Craig Tara Caravan Park near Ayr around 11.15pm on Wednesday, March 22.
“The incident was resolved with no serious injuries. It was contained and there was no risk to the wider public.
“A Taser was discharged during this incident. As part of standard procedure, the circumstances of the incident were referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.”