Police use Taser on blind man
17 October 2012 Last updated at 19:14 BST
Lancashire Police have apologised after an officer used a Taser on a blind man whose white stick was said to have been mistaken for a sword.
Colin Farmer, 61, was stunned by police following reports of a man walking through the town of Chorley with a samurai sword.
Ch Supt Stuart Williams, of Lancashire Police, said the force had "deep regrets" and had "clearly put this man through a traumatic experience".
Mr Farmer was taken to hospital for treatment and later discharged but says he intends to take legal action.
Judith Moritz reports.