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Investigation after a man was tasered by Greater Manchester Police

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) yesterday confirmed it is investigating an incident in which a man was Tasered by Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

On the evening of 6 May officers stopped a motor vehicle on the forecourt of a petrol station on Chester Road in Stretford.

During his arrest, a man was Tasered. Footage of the incident was shared widely on social media.

We received a referral from GMP on 8 May and, having reviewed all of the available information so far, have started an independent investigation.

IOPC Regional Director Amanda Rowe yesterday said:

“We are aware of community concerns about this incident and can reassure people that

“this matter will be thoroughly and independently investigated. We will look closely at whether the force used on the man was appropriate in the circumstances.

“Greater Manchester Police is cooperating with our enquiries. As part of the investigation we have obtained body worn video footage, CCTV and mobile phone footage which will now be reviewed.”


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