Taser used on teenager

New figures, obtained by openworld news, show a taser was used on a 14-year-old in the Northumbria Police area in 2010.

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14 year old 'shot by Taser'

A Taser gun demonstrated by Police Credit: PA pictures

A 14-year-old has reportedly been shot by police with a Taser electric stun gun, an investigation has found.

The child from Northumbria was among 20 children allegedly hit with the weapons in the last three years. The teenager had attacked another teen with a truncheon-like weapon.

A 14-year-old from York is also said to have been drive-stunned by police for resisting arrest.

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