IPCC takes no action after girl hit by Taser by mistake

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Jodie Gallagher describes how she came to be 'Tasered' by police

The police watchdog has said it will take no action against officers after a 14-year-old girl was accidentally shot with a Taser in Nottinghamshire.

Police were called to Alexander Street, Stapleford, on Wednesday night amid reports of anti-social behaviour.

Officers were aiming at a 20-year-old man as they tried to arrest him but accidentally hit Jodie Gallagher.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said the inquiry should be handled by Nottinghamshire Police.

A spokesman said it had completed its assessment of the incident and would not be having any further involvement.

He said: "The matter has been passed back to Nottinghamshire Police for them to continue any investigation."

A Nottinghamshire Police spokeswoman said: "The IPCC has determined that this case should be investigated locally.

"Nottinghamshire Police will continue to investigate the circumstances of the discharge."

Miss Gallagher and her family received an apology from the force following the incident.

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