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Man Dies After Being Shot By Police With A Taser In Newcastle-Under-Lyme

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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A burglary suspect has died after being shot by police with a Taser in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Staffordshire police said officers attended an address on Audley Road just after 1am on Monday following reports of a burglary.

Police said the occupants of the property had left before officers arrived, leaving the man inside.

“During the incident, a Taser was discharged by officers and the man was taken to a police vehicle,” a statement revealed.

While in the vehicle, the man then became unresponsive and died a short time later.

Staffordshire police said an investigation was now under way and that the incident had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Richard James is acting head of news for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

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