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Norfolk police used Tasers more than 500 times in a year, figures show

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Frontline police officers in Norfolk used Tasers more than 500 times in a year but never discharged the electric shock weapons, figures show.

Home Office data shows large increases in Taser use, with greater numbers of officers being trained to use them.

The number of incidents nationally where they have been used doubled to around 32,000 in 2019/20.

The figures show that Tasers were used 588 times in Norfolk in the year to March 2020, while in Suffolk they were used 363 times, though officers in both counties did not discharge the weapons on any of those occasions.

Andy Symonds, chairman of Norfolk Police........

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