Man tasered by police in Milton Keynes and arrested on suspicion of kidnap


A man was tasered near the Grand Union Canal in Campbell Park in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The incident related to a reported kidnapping, and after being tasered by police the 32-year-old was arrested.

Paramedics attended the scene and the man was uninjured.

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a woman was taken from her home in Great Linford. The man is currently in police custody.

The victim was not injured during the incident.

Duty Chief Supt for Buckinghamshire Gilbert Houalla said: “I would like to reassure the local community that Taser use is a staged process, on many occasions the use of the laser sight, or red dot, is enough to encourage people to comply.

“Taser is only considered for use in cases where it is necessary and proportionate to the behaviour the officer encounters. These are incidents where officers are faced with someone who is threatening a significant level of violence towards themselves, others or the attending officer.

“Only qualified Thames Valley Police officers are permitted to carry and use Taser.”