Teen In Hospital After Being Tasered By Police In Coventry

3 September 2018, 05:21 | Updated: 3 September 2018, 05:22

Armed officer using taser

A 17-year-old boy suffered a cardiac arrest when he was Tasered by police officers in Coventry.

The teenager is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after the incident in the Canley area of the city, West Midlands Police said.

Four other youths, three aged 17 and a 13-year-old, were also arrested after officers were called to reports of a disturbance in Prior Deram Walk just after 9.30pm on Saturday.

In a statement, the force said: "A 17-year-old was Tasered in an effort to detain him, but immediately required CPR as he went into cardiac arrest."

The four other youths were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and assaulting a police officer.

Two male police officers received minor injuries which did not require hospital treatment and a patrol car had its windscreen smashed.

The incident has been referred by the force to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.