AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a man holding a can of inflammable liquid was engulfed by flames after apparently being Tasered by a policeman.
Two officers went to investigate after an emergency call on Thursday about a man holding a can of inflammable liquid in Plymouth. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said yesterday: “An officer deployed a Taser.”
Onlooker Jack Fry, 20, said: “There were screams. We saw a man fully on fire from top to bottom with his arms waving around.”
There was steam coming off him and he was groaning. The sight was sickening
Onlooker Jack Fry
The officers dragged the man to the ground to beat out the flames then turned a hosepipe on him, he said.
“There was steam coming off him and he was groaning. The sight was sickening.”