17-Year-Old Boy Suffers Cardiac Arrest After Being Tasered By Police

A 17-year-old boy has suffered a cardiac arrest after he was Tasered by police.

He is in a serious but stable condition in hospital following the incident which took place in Coventry on Saturday evening.

West Midlands Police said: “A 17-year-old was Tasered in an effort to detain him, but immediately required CPR as he went into cardiac arrest.”

Three other youths aged 17 as well as a 13-year-old were also arrested after officers were called to reports of a disturbance in Prior Deram Walk in the Canley area of the city shortly after 9.30pm.

The four were detained on suspicion of violent disorder and assaulting a police officer.

The West Midlands force has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

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