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Taser arrest man plans legal move

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An assault case against the man has been dropped

A man who claims he was repeatedly shot with a Taser during his arrest in Nottingham intends to sue the police, the BBC understands.

Warren Armstrong was arrested in June but a case against him for assaulting a police officer has since been dropped due to a lack of evidence.

Mr Armstrong has said he intends to take legal action against the force.

The police said they could not comment as an Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation was ongoing.

The Taser uses a 50,000 volt shock to disable a suspect.

Mr Armstrong was shot with a Taser when found officers restrained him in the early hours of 15 June.

Mobile-phone footage, taken by a taxi driver, showed officers trying to arrest a man who was lying in the road outside Nottingham's Theatre Royal.

Nottinghamshire police had said an officer was assaulted and needed hospital treatment.



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