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Full report: Police involved in Taser death fight to keep their names secret

Five Greater Manchester Police officers are fighting to keep their names secret at the inquest into the death of a man who was Tasered.

Jordan Begley, 23, died after he was shot by one of the officers in July last year.

He would have turned 24 this week.

Today, Manchester Coroner Nigel Meadows was told the officers involved deserve the right to anonymity.

Our correspodent, Matt O'Donoghue, was there:

Questions about death of young man who was tasered

Jordan Begley.

Five Greater Manchester Police officers who were involved in an incident where a man died after being hit with a Taser are fighting to keep their names a secret.

Jordan Begley, 23, was hit with 50,000 volts when the officers were called to his home in Gorton last year.

Human rights campaigner Dr Rhetta Moran says the inquest into his death raises important questions.


Mum of tasered man insists police targeted wrong man

The mother of a man who died after being tasered by police is insisting they targeted the wrong man.

Greater Manchester Police says there is no evidence Jordan Begley was mistaken for another man of the same name who was wanted by the force.

The 23 year old became ill and died in hospital when he was shot with the stun gun in Gorton last month.

Our correspondent Rob Smith has been speaking to his mother.

Police watchdog pass file to CPS over taser investigation

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has passed a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service after completing its investigation into an incident in Chorley in which a Lancashire Constabulary officer discharged a Taser at a visually impaired man.

The CPS will consider the file to determine whether there is evidence which would warrant any criminal charges.

In October 2012, Colin Farmer, 63, who is visually impaired and uses a white stick, was shot with a Taser by a police officer who was responding to a report of a man seen carrying a samurai sword.

The IPCC independently investigated the incident following a referral by Lancashire Police.