More police to get stun guns

Taser weapon Credit: PA

Sussex Police is to arm more officers with Taser weapons.

Next Monday, the force will join others around the country in allowing some specially trained, non-firearms officers, to be able to use the stun guns.

Around 160 officers are currently being trained in using the Taser, representing around 8 per cent of the force.

Currently only firearms officers in Sussex are authorised to use the guns that deliver a debilitating electric shock.

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More stun guns for Sussex force

Sussex Police is to arm more officers with Taser weapons. Around 150 officers are being trained to use the stun guns, almost 10% of the force. The devices give an electric shock when administered.