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Suffolk Police reveal Taser use

A police Taser gun Credit: ITV Anglia

Suffolk Police have revealed they used Taser guns on people believed to be suicidal or threatening self harm.

Suffolk was one of fifteen forces to reveal their use of Tasers on people who were not charged with any offence in a survey by the Press Association.

The reasons for using the guns included threats with offensive weapons, preventing serious injury to an individual and resisting arrest.

The use of Tasers by Suffolk police since 2010 included 13 incidents where people were believed to be suicidal or threatening to self harm.