Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Man, 53, who was self-harming is second to die in a week after being Tasered by police - 24th Aug 2011

A knife-wielding man who had locked himself inside a house has become the second person in a week to die after being shot with a police Taser.

The 53-year-old man had locked himself inside a terraced house in Bolton last night and was stabbing himself, according to Greater Manchester Police.

When officers arrived at the house they were threatened by the man and a decision was made to use force against him.

Police then 'deployed the Taser' against the knife-wielding man.

A police spokesperson said: 'Following that, it became quite obvious the man had serious stab wounds to his stomach.'

He was taken to hospital but died a short time later. Read More