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Investigation after man tasered by police in front of young child

An investigation has been launched after a man was tasered by police in front of a terrified young child.

In a video shared online, the man is seen talking to officers at a petrol station and the child is heard crying and calling out for "daddy" – but is moved back by one of two police officers.

The incident happened on Wednesday night.

Image: Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burham has demanded a review

Police say they had stopped a vehicle which had been driven at excessive speed.

The video shows an argument with police officers and shows a bystander filming from close by.

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After the first taser, officers tell the man on the ground to put his hands behind his back – and the man is tasered again.

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burham has demanded an "urgent and independent review to be carried out".

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In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said a man has been charged with seven offences, including speeding, having no insurance, drink driving, failing to stop and unnecessary travel.

Police added: "During the arrest a Taser was deployed by a Greater Manchester Police Read More – Source