Jordan Begley Taser death 'not mistaken identity'

Jordan Begley of Gorton and Jordan Begley OF sALE Jordan Begley (left) was not mistaken for his namesake who died after being shot with a Taser, police said

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A man who died after being shot by police with a Taser stun gun in Manchester was not a victim of mistaken identity, police have said.

Jordan Begley, 23, became ill and died later in hospital after the Taser was fired at him in Gorton last month.

A 25-year-old man of the same name was wanted by police at the time.

Assistant Chief Constable Dawn Copley said police were "not aware of any evidence" that Mr Begley had been mistaken for his namesake.

Police were called to Beard Road in Gorton on 10 July after receiving reports of a man with a knife.

After the Taser was discharged, paramedics tried to resuscitate Mr Begley at the scene before he was taken to hospital, where he died.

Tests have yet to establish the cause of his death.

The second Jordan Begley, from Sale, was wanted at the time for recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

He was later arrested on 18 July and sent back to prison.

ACC Copley said police were "aware it has been suggested that these events may have involved a case of mistaken identity, but we are not aware of any evidence to support that suggestion at this time".

The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission for investigation.

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