What Would You Do (Instead)?

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What Would You Do (Instead)?

Yesterday PIRC criticised an officer for use of Taser against a boxer wanted for a violent crime.

He had escaped from Police, was non-compliant, challenging them to fight on a busy road.

PAVA was used and didn’t work. Apparently Taser was “disproportionate…”

Our simple question to PIRC is “what would you…?”On 23/04/2019, The Police Investigation and Review Commissioner (PIRC) criticised the actions of a Police Scotland officer for her use of a Taser against a b… See MoreSee Less

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“It is surprising that the PIRC makes no comment on what officers should have done, rather they criticised what was done.

“Clearly PIRC would have preferred officers physically tackled this individual where a violent struggle, and risk of serious injury, was inevitable.

“I want to place on record the appreciation of the SPF to the officers who resolved this incident without anyone being injured.

“They are a credit to the communities they serve.”

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Tragic news from Lancashire – thoughts with colleagues in Lancashire Police mounted unit and our injured colleague.


A police horse has died outside of Blackpool FC’s Bloomfield Road stadium after being injured

The horse, called Morecambe, came into contact with a metal pole on Seasiders Way at around 5:20pm following the Fylde coast derby.

As a result he suffered a serious injury to his stomach and despite receiving urgent medical attention from a vet, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Morecambe’s rider has been taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital with some injuries. It is believed he fell into the side of a horse box after Morecambe was injured.

Ch Insp Sue Bushell of Lancashire Constabulary’s Mounted branch, said: “We are all completely devastated by the loss of Morecambe in such tragic circumstances.

“The horses are a big part of our police family and Morecambe will be sorely missed by his riders and many colleagues from across the force.

“Our thoughts remain with our injured colleague at this extremely difficult time.”

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