Darlington Man Stun Gun Death

15 May 2012, 09:45 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A man has died from head injuries after an incident with a stun gun at a cattle market in Darlington.

Officers were called to the auction mart in Clifton Road by ambulance crew members attending the scene at around 9am. 

The injured man, who was 45 and from Ingelby Barwick, Stockton, Teesside, died on Monday after being treated at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, a Durham Police spokesman said. 

The death has been referred to the coroner. 

A spokesman said: "Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident and a bolt gun, used to stun animals before slaughter, has been recovered from the scene.''

Officials at the market closed the site and officers from the Health and Safety Executive were informed.