Suspect dies after Taser fired

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Published: Monday 22nd December 2014 by The News Editor

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A man has died after he was shot with a Taser by police responding to reports of a house burglary.

Staffordshire Police said officers discharged the weapon after being called to an address in Audley Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, just after 1am.

A force spokesman said the occupants were not at home at the time, but police arrive to find a man inside.

He said: “During the incident, a Taser was discharged by officers and the man was taken to a police vehicle.”

The man then became “unresponsive” and, despite treatment by paramedics, he died.

Staffordshire Police said that, as is normal in a case like this, the incident has now been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

A detailed investigation is under way at the scene, which remains under a police cordon.

Published: Monday 22nd December 2014 by The News Editor

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