Police watchdogs have launched an investigation after it emerged that a car involved in an alleged hit and run in Aberdeen was being followed by officers.
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) has confirmed it is looking into the circumstances of an incident which took place on Powis Terrace on Monday afternoon.
It is claimed that a grey Lexus IS failed to stop after hitting a 66-year-old man at the street’s junction with Bedford Road.
Last night, a Pirc spokesman confirmed officers were trailing a car in the area.
In a statement, the spokesman said: “The incident was referred to us by Police Scotland and a report will be sent to the chief constable in due course.”
The pensioner who was struck remains in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he is receiving treatment for chest and leg injuries.
Two men have since been charged in connection with the collision and other offences.
The first, George Cowie, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday and was bailed after giving no plea.
The 22-year-old, who lives in the city, was charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice, failing to give police information on the identity of the driver of a car and drug possession.
A 33-year-old man is expected to appear before a sheriff later today, charged with roads offences.