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Suspect shot with Taser in Brighton bailed
5:30pm Thursday 11th July 2013 in News
A man who was shot with a Taser and then seemingly kicked by a police officer after being arrested on suspicion of shoplifting has been bailed.
Sussex Police were called to Sainsbury’s in Western Road, Brighton, shortly after 6.15pm on Friday to reports that a man was attempting to steal food and drink from the store.
Local officers found the man at the seafront nearby and at 6.33pm they used a Taser to carry out an arrest.
A Sussex Police statement said: “A video of the incident has been brought to Sussex Police’s attention which appears to show an officer kicking the leg of the man who had been Tasered a short time before.”
Chief Inspector Paul Betts, of Brighton and Hove Division, said: "I recognise how this incident may look to members of the public and we will be looking at evidence from all available sources. We will then make a decision on what further action is necessary.”
A 37-year-old man from Brighton, arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and assaulting/obstructing police, has been bailed to return on July 26.
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