The police watchdog has launched an investigation after a man fell from a city centre bridge at the weekend.
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) will look into the police response prior to a 25-year-old man plunging from the Queens Bridge in Perth in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The announcement of an investigation comes as the search for the man, who has not yet been identified, entered its fourth day, with police divers scouring the River Tay.
A spokesman for the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner said: “The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) to undertake an investigation into the police response in the lead up to a 25-year-old man falling from the Queens Bridge in Perth in the early hours of Saturday March 18.
“A report on the Commissioner’s findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course.”
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed that police divers were continuing the search but declined to comment on the PIRC investigation.
She said: “The matter has been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further.”