Figures have revealed that Tasers were used on 41 children over the past year by police officers, sparking demands for a ban on the devices in situations involving under-18s.

The use of the weapons on children rose by 17 per cent from the previous year, a new report shows.

This data include instances where conducted energy devices (CEDs) were aimed at children in addition to those where the weapon was fired.

In past six months, three children were incapacitated by the devices, including Taser weapons. This equals the total number for the preceding two years combined, a freedom of information (FoI) request found.

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