Manchester: Police issue new statement after man was tasered in front of child

Greater Manchester police has responded to welfare concerns raised about a child seen in a video where officers tasered a man, saying they ensured the child was taken to safety.

In mobile video footage which appeared online, a young child appears to be in distress screaming 'Daddy' when the man falls to the floor during the incident, which happened at a petrol station in Stretford on May 6.

In today's statement, Superintendent Mark Kenny said he wanted to ''reassure the public that the child was safe, and was taken to a close family member to be looked after, in consultation with the father.''

GMP have referred themselves to the police watchdog, and say the officers conduct, including footage from their body cameras will be investigated fully.

Meanwhile, the man who was tasered, Desmond Ziggy Mombeyarara, 34, appeared before magistrates on Friday where he admitted a number of offences including speeding, drink driving, failing to stop and unnecessary travel.

He denied two counts of resisting a constable in the execution of their duty and the case was adjourned to a later date.