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Man dies after Taser arrest in Cumbria

Helen Carter
London Guardian [1]
Aug 17, 2011

A man in his 20s has died in Cumbria after being shot with a Taser by police during his arrest.

Police were called to Hartington Street in Barrow at 6.30pm on Tuesday following reports of a man causing a disturbance.

A Taser was used during the arrest of the man, who later complained of feeling unwell. He was taken to hospital, where he died.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed.

The man has not been formally identified but was named locally as Dale Burns.

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