The Police Federation has said that the risk to the public in rolling out tasers to all officers is 'minimal' adding that there is a risk of officers being 'murdered' if they are not given the option to carry the stun-guns.
Merseyside Police has issued CCTV footage of the moment an elderly man was knocked over by a hit-and-run driver in Wallasey on Saturday, 17 January.
At around 3.10pm, the 69-year-old man was cleaning his car which was parked on Newton Road. He was stood in the road with his back to oncoming traffic when he was hit.
The victim suffered a fractured pelvis, three fractured ribs and a collapsed lung as a result of the collision.
He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries and is now recovering at home.
The footage also shows a number of vehicles which pass by the incident immediately after it happened.