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The use of stun guns by police officers in England and Wales has more than doubled over two years, Home Office figures revealed.
- 2009: 3,128 deployments.
- 2010: 6,649 deployments.
- 2011: 7,877 deployments.
The percentage of uses where the stun gun does not make contact with the suspect has remained between 72% and 75%.
New Government figures show the use of tasers by police nationally has more than doubled.
It comes as an investigaton continues into the death of Jordan Begley who died after being tasered in Manchester.
Meanwhile, Colin Farmer who's partially sighted was targeted when officers in Lancashire mistook his white cane for a samurai sword.