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Tasers to be introduced in Islington

Next week Islington residents should be on their guard…

Police in Islington will be constantly armed with Tasers, weapons that can kick out 50,000 volts in electricity, to better arm themselves against the criminals in London.

This new move from the Metropolitan Police Service comes on the anniversary of the death of the inventor of the taser: Jack Cover.

A taser snapped by our reporter Amy Westgarth

A taser snapped by our reporter Amy Westgarth

This also comes a month after a blind man was tasered by a policeman for carrying a white stick, therefore making it a highly controversial development.

We sent our reporter Amy Westgarth to find out more:

“Coming up, why the tantrum about tasers?

Around 6 per cent of police in Islington will now be trained to carry tasers. The stun guns are being rolled out across each of the capital’s thirty two boroughs, costing over eight hundred thousand pounds a year.  Are they a safe alternative to brute force or a dangerous weapon? Amy Westgarth reports.”

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