A schoolboy with complex learning difficulties has been Tasered by police in the grounds of a school owned by the exclusive Priory Group.
Devon and Cornwall Police were called to Chelfham Senior School near Plymouth, which specialises in children with learning difficulties including behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, after reports of an alleged assault on a teacher.
The force confirmed officers deployed a Taser during the incident, which involved three boys, a 15-year-old and two 14-year-olds, after reports that knives were brandished at officers.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has not been contacted in relation to the incident.
The alleged victim was treated at the scene by paramedics for chest and head injuries before being taken to Derriford Hospital.
All three boys involved in the incident were jointly charged with affray and will appear at Plymouth Magistrates' Court on 20th December.
Plymouth City Council has taken the step of banning payday loan websites from advertising on billboards and bus shelters.
The council is also blocking computer access to 50 of the most popular payday loan websites across its network including in libraries and community centres.
Plymouth, where it is estimated that 5000 people have payday loans, is thought to be the first local authority to take the step.
Councillor Chris Penberthy backed the action saying:
"Plymouth's advice agencies are taking calls daily from people who are running up huge debts that are causing stress and hardship to them and their families. We need to protect people and make it difficult for payday loan companies to operate in our city but we do recognise times are hard."