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Issue No. 2456

Cops tasered 14 year olds

London Met police officers used tasers on children, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. The figures relate to 2013 and 2014. 

Cops fired tasers at two 14 year olds and also aimed tasers at children as young as 13 and adults as old as 85.

No charge over custody death

The Crown Prosecution Service said there is not enough evidence to bring charges over the death of a man after he was restrained by police.

Student Olaseni Lewis died in 2010 in a psychiatric unit in London. He was restrained three times before he lost consciousness and died.

Queen grabs yet more cash

The amount of public funds going to the queen has gone up to £40 million. The “Sovereign Grant” has risen by more than a third. The law guarantees her 15 percent of profits of the Crown Estate—and a pay rise every year.


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Tue 2 Jun 2015, 15:45 BST
Issue No. 2456
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