Manchester Teenager Tasered

16 September 2011, 13:34

An inquiry is under way after a Taser gun was used by police on a 16-year-old schoolboy in Greater Manchester.

The weapon was deployed as officers responded to an emergency call from the teenager's mother.

She dialled 999 when her son had locked her out of the family home in Wythenshawe following an argument.

The woman reportedly told the officers the age and name of her son who later came out of the property.

He then said he came out with his hands out but was then 'jumped on' which led to a scuffle before the stun gun was used.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of assaulting two police officers but was later told he would face no charges.

His family - who do not wish to be named - want an apology and are considering taking legal action.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said police were called to Aldfield Road, Northern Moor, following reports of a domestic dispute and, while arresting a 16-year-old boy, a Taser was deployed.

The spokesman said: 'He was arrested on suspicion of assaulting two police officers. The Crown Prosecution Service later decided that no further action would be taken against the boy.

'A GMP Professional Standards Branch (PSB) investigation is ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the use of a Taser during the arrest.'

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