Driver tasered by police in Stevenage

PUBLISHED: 11:56 24 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:56 24 September 2019

Police tasered a man in Stevenage after the vehicle he was driving collided with two other vehicles.

Police tasered a man in Stevenage after the vehicle he was driving collided with two other vehicles.

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Police officers have tasered a driver after he was involved in collisions with two vehicles.

At about 6pm yesterday, a member of the public reported to police that a man was behaving suspicously in a vehicle in Stevenage Leisure Park.

A Herts police spokesman said: "Officers attended and the driver immediately made off, driving out of the leisure park.

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"The vehicle collided with two vehicles in Six Hills Way before the driver was detained and arrested."

Police have confirmed a taser was used to detain the man.

A Taser is a hand-held device capable of incapacitating a person and causing pain through the application of an electrical current.

It could, for example, be used by police to temporarily incapacitate a combative person during arrest.

Between January and March this year Hertfordshire police deployed a taser 92 times.


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