CHRIS GREENWOOD AND LUKE SALKELD
UK Daily Mail
April 27, 2013
A man who had doused himself in petrol turned into a human fireball when police shot him with a Taser.
Andrew Pimlott, 32, suffered horrific injuries in the confrontation outside his house and died in a hospital burns unit five days later.
The 50,000-volt volley was fired after he threatened to kill himself while holding a canister of fuel in one hand and a naked flame in the other.
Jack Fry, who saw the incident, said: ‘There were three screams. Then we saw a man, fully on fire, from top to bottom, like you see on a film, with his arms swaying around.
‘We saw two police officers appear from the side of the house. One of them jumped on the burning man and put him on the floor.
‘The officers were shouting to each other and the one who had put him to the ground got an old duvet or cover and started smacking the man with it.’
This article was posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 5:27 am