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Girl and man found in Scotland receive hospital treatment after arrest

By Andrew Turton | Staffordshire | Crime | Published:

The pair have been arrested following an incident in a police vehicle

Police Scotland discovered the pair on Monday

An independent investigation is under way after a teenage girl and a man were left seriously injured during an incident inside a police vehicle.

The 45-year-old man and 17-year-old girl were found at Perth train station on Monday. They had links to Staffordshire.

They have now been arrested over the incident in the vehicle, which led to both being treated at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

They are due to appear at court in Perth once released from hospital. The case is also to be reported to Scotland's police watchdog.

Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins said: "Following an incident yesterday within a police vehicle in Perth, a 45-year-old man and 17-year-old woman have been arrested.

"Both are currently undergoing treatment at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee as a result of injuries sustained during the incident at Perth.

"They are expected to appear at court from custody over the coming days after being released from the hospital.

"Police Scotland has referred the matter to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner."

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "As this is a Police Scotland investigation, it would not be appropriate for Staffordshire Police to make any further comment.

"However, we continue to liaise with our colleagues in Scotland."

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

Digital journalist based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Interested in breaking news and social media. Get in touch on Twitter @aturton_star or andrew.turton@expressandstar.co.uk

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