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Man dies in police Taser shooting after suspected burglary

A man has died after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.

Officers were responding to a reported break-in in Newcastle-under-Lyme, shortly after 01:00 GMT.

A Taser was discharged and the man was taken to a police vehicle where he "became unresponsive" and died, Staffordshire Police said.

Some neighbours had heard shouting and "a commotion" reports Liz Copper from the scene.

  • 22 Dec 2014