An investigation into a Troon crash following a police pursuit, which left a woman seriously injured, has been deemed justified by a new report.

The incident, which took place in the early hours of Thursday, October 18, was passed to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) who concluded that the man was the cause of the crash which injured a female who was a passenger in the car.

The report states that the pursuit began when two officers on mobile patrol in a marked police car saw the man driving the car erratically on streets in Troon.

Due to the manner of driving the officers decided to stop the car and turned on the blue lights and siren of their police car.

On the night in question, at Beach Road in the town, the driver of the car failed to negotiate a right hand bend and the car left the roadway, colliding with the boundary wall of a house in Beach Road.

As a result ofthe crash,the female passenger in the car was seriously injured.

The review found that the driver had failed to stop and that the resultant pursuit was carried out in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and was justified and proportionate to the circumstances.

During the course of the investigation, PIRC investigators visited the scene, obtained statements from and interviewed police officers and civilians, conducted house to house enquiries and trawled CCTV footage ofthe route of the pursuit.

The driver of the car appeared in court after the incident and was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment.