Merseyside Police used Taser on 12-year-old girl


Police officers used a Taser gun on a 12-year-old girl, Merseyside Police has confirmed.

The force said the gun was fired to prevent her “causing serious harm” to herself and others.

Simon Chesterman, of the Association of Chief Police Offices (ACPO), said from what he read about the case the Taser may have saved the girl’s life.

However, Mr Chesterman who is Deputy Chief Constable of West Mercia, added it “does sound awful”.

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