Boy Tasered by police in Coventry suffers cardiac arrest

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The disturbance happened in Prior Deram Walk, Canley, Coventry just after 21:30 BST on Saturday

A 17-year-old boy is in hospital after going into cardiac arrest when he was Tasered by police.

He was part of a group involved in a disturbance in Prior Deram Walk, Canley, Coventry, just after 21:30 BST on Saturday, West Midlands Police said.

Police Tasered the teenager in a bid to detain him, but he went into cardiac arrest and needed CPR. He remains in a serious but stable condition.

Four other teenagers were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

The teenagers, three aged 17 and a 13-year-old, were also held on suspicion of assaulting a police officer after the incident.

Two police officers also received minor injuries which did not need hospital treatment and a police car windscreen was also smashed.

The force said the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

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