Tasers were used against children nearly 500 times last year.

There were 476 incidences of tasers being used against children across the UK in 2015, according to figures released by police under the Freedom of Information Act.

However, this was a drop of 5% from 501 uses in 2014, the first time the number of incidents has dropped year-on-year since 2008.

Reported by the Daily Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.