Taser use in North West soars

Police use of Tasers in the region has increased steadily Credit: PA

% Change Jul- Dec 09 to Jul-Dec 10

Cheshire 38

Cumbria 68

Gtr Mcr 262

Lancs 176

Merseyside 28

% Change Jul-Dec 10 to Jul-Dec 11

Cheshire 189

Cumbria 21

Gtr Mcr 2

Lancs 7

Merseyside 81

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Increase in taser use

New Government figures are due to 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.