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Boy, 14, stopped by police with Taser - and knife found

Felix Nobes 4th Sep, 2019 Updated: 4th Sep, 2019

POLICE pointed a taser at a boy, 14, and seized a knife after stopping and searching a duo in Coventry.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “Police responded to concerns of people with weapons in Fraser Road, Keresley, around 7.30pm yesterday (September 3).

“Officers attended and following a short foot chase two teenagers were detained and a knife and dumbbell recovered.

“A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and released under investigation.

“A 15-year-old boy will be voluntarily interviewed at a future date.”

A Tweet from the West Midlands Force Support unit read: “Officers called to youths possibly armed with knives, upon arrival they make off on foot, all males detained shortly after.

“A 14-year-old who ran from officers was detained after being taser red dotted, this was found concealed in his waistband.”

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “Police responded to concerns of people with weapons in Fraser Road, Keresley, around 7.30pm yesterday (September 3).

“Officers attended and following a short foot chase two teenagers were detained and a knife and dumbbell recovered.

“A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and released under investigation.

“A 15-year-old boy will be voluntarily interviewed at a future date.”

A Tweet from the West Midlands Force Support unit read: “Officers called to youths possibly armed with knives, upon arrival they make off on foot, all males detained shortly after.

“A 14-year-old who ran from officers was detained after being taser red dotted, this was found concealed in his waistband.”

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