Lancashire

IPCC investigating Taser incident at Burnley police cell

The police watchdog is investigating after a man says he was shot with a Taser while in a Lancashire police station cell.

A 20-year-old man complained about his treatment at Burnley station after his arrest in September.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it will look at whether the use of a stun gun "was proportionate and necessary".

Lancashire Police said it will fully cooperate with the IPCC investigation.

Solicitors acting on behalf of the man raised concerns about "the reasons for the weapon being discharged".

Police said the man was later charged with seven driving offences, a public order offence and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was then jailed for four months at a hearing at Burnley Magistrates' Court, police said.

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