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.
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Very cold & icy into Sunday morning across the NW. Snow expected at height over the Pennines, Cumbria and the Lake District -warnings issued
Cold, breezy with wintry showers in places. Snow and ice warnings issued - snow for Cumbria, the Lake District and the Pennines
Merseyside Police will be stepping up their campaign against knife crime this weekend as part of a national week of action.