Lancashire

IPCC investigate second Taser incident at Burnley

The police watchdog is to investigate a second complaint about the use of a Taser in a cell at a Lancashire police station.

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

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will also look into the use of a Taser on a 26-year-old man at the same station in July.

Lancashire Police said it would cooperate fully with the investigation.

A complaint from the second man's solicitor was referred to the IPCC by Lancashire Constabulary in September.

IPCC Commissioner for Lancashire, James Dipple-Johnstone, said there were "a number of similarities between the two uses".

He said: "I want to ensure that all guidelines and regulations covering the use of Taser were adhered to in both instances."

A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary said: "We are aware that the IPCC has now chosen to carry out an independent investigation into the circumstances and the constabulary will fully cooperate with them throughout their investigation."

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