Police Office Loses Taser: “Potential for it to cause harm if used incorrectly”
Thames Valley. January 29, 2014
Police officer loses Taser
Thames Valley Police is conducting a search in Windsor after an officer lost a police issued Taser.
The device was lost by the officer on Tuesday, January, 28 while leaving the Windsor Great Park area.
Superintendent Steve Williams, head of the tactical firearms unit, said: “We believe the device was lost in Windsor Great Park prior to the officer exiting the park into Bishops Gate Road.
“An extensive search is taking place to locate it and although the device has no cartridges attached to it, there is still the potential for it to cause harm if used or handled incorrectly.
“If any member of the public should come across this device they need to contact Thames Valley Police immediately for us to recover it, as it is an offence to unlawfully possess this sort of device.”
Thames Valley Police can confirm a full internal investigation of the incident has commenced and the officer has been suspended from his current duties.
Any member of the public that can assist Thames Valley Police with this inquiry should contact the force via 101.