Police in Londonderry were justified in Tasering man

  • 1 February 2013

The Police Ombudsman has found the police were justified in Tasering a man in Londonderry.

In August 2011, officers in the city were sent to the junction of Lone Moor Road and Eastway where the man was "acting aggressively" with two knives.

When he was approached by an officer, the man quickly raised the knives and stepped towards him.

The officer, who said he feared he was going to be stabbed, then discharged his Taser and the man was arrested.

The ombudsman said the use of the Taser was "justified, necessary and proportionate".

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