Police taser a boy, 14, amid a neighbour dispute in Hodge Hill, Birmingham

West Midlands Police has referred the incident in which a boy, 14, was tasered in Hodge Hill Birmingham to their Professional Standards Department
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Police tasered a 14 year-old boy during a ‘scuffle’ amid a neighbour dispute in Hodge Hill, Birmingham.

Officers were called to the dispute in Kempson Road just before 5pm yesterday (Monday, October 16). A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: ”Several residents were arguing, there were allegations of physical violence and the two officers were faced with a hostile crowd.

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“As they attempted to diffuse the situation, threats of criminal damage were made. One of the officers tried to arrest the suspect, but he resisted and the officer was further attacked by another man. During the scuffle, a 14-year-old boy was Tasered.”

The incident was captured on camera and has been viewed thousands of times on the Birmz is Grime blog. As legal proceedings are active, BirminghamWorld has not published the video.

Following the incident a 37 year-old man and a 14 year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and remain in custody. The teen was also arrested for criminal damage and threats to cause criminal damage.

Police said they have referred the incident to their Professional Standards Department. A WMP spokesperson said: “Our Professional Standards Department is reviewing the officers’ body worn video and a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) will be made as is usual protocol in these circumstances.”