Posted: Tue 2nd Aug 2016

Watchdog to investigate North Wales Police over Llandudno taser incident which left man critically ill

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 2nd, 2016

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) say they are investigating police contact with a man at an address in Llandudno who is now in a critical condition in hospital. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police were called to a report of a domestic disturbance at Bryniau Court in Llandudno at around 10.15 pm on Wednesday 27 July. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

During contact with police at the house, a Taser was discharged by an officer and the 24 year-old man fell and sustained a serious head injury. He was treated at the scene by officers and paramedics before being taken to hospital. He is currently in a critical condition in hospital in Stoke. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The incident was referred to the IPCC by North Wales Police, and the IPCC has decided to conduct an independent investigation into the incident. Initial accounts from officers involved have been gathered, and some body-worn video footage obtained. The man’s family has been advised of the IPCC’s involvement. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

IPCC Commissioner for Wales, Jan Williams, said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Where a man has sustained a serious injury during contact with police, it is right that we independently investigate to establish what happened. My thoughts are with the injured man’s family with whom we are making contact to explain our role, and all those affected.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Police statement on Thursday 28 Jul 2016 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police are appealing for information following an incident in Bryniau Court Llandudno. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers were called to a domestic incident at around 10.15pm on Wednesday July 27 where a 24 year old local man was reported to be in possession of a knife. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

During a confrontation with officers a Taser was discharged and the man fell sustaining a head injury. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He was treated by officers and paramedics at the scene and taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Unfortunately his condition deteriorated during the night and he is currently being treated in hospital in Stoke. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

DCI Jason Devonport said; “We understand there were members of the public in Bryniau Court, off Bryniau Road, as officers attended the scene. I would appeal to any witnesses to the incident to call police on 101 quoting reference number U111039.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Police have referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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