A 15-year-old boy caught driving illegally in Hull is among dozens of people who have been Tasered by police this year, data shows.

Officers fired the non-lethal, 50-000-volt weapon at the schoolboy when the “detained driver” became violent towards officers, according to Humberside Police.

The revelation was revealed in response to a request for data regarding Taser usage that was submitted to the force by the Mail under to the Freedom of Information Act.

Reported by Hull Daily Mail. You can read the full story here. 

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