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Man Tasered By Police Dies After Incident In Llanelli, South Wales

The police watchdog has now launched an investigation.

15/06/2016 10:56 | Updated 15 June 2016
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Police in Maes y Bwlch, Llanelli, where a man died following an incident involving a Taser on Tuesday evening.

The police watchdog has launched an investigation after the death of man who was shot with a taser by officers in south Wales.

Dyfed Powys Police confirmed it had referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after officers were called out to an incident in Llanelli.

A spokeswoman for the force said the incident related to "serious concerns about the behaviour and welfare of a man" who subsequently died.

"A full investigation has commenced, and Dyfed Powys Police referred the matter to the IPCC, who will now conduct an independent investigation.

"We are fully co-operating with them. Our thoughts are with the family of the man," the force spokeswoman said.

The IPCC confirmed it was now investigating the death.

A statement from the watchdog said: "Dyfed Powys Police officers were called out by a member of the public who was concerned about the behaviour and welfare of a man who appeared to be injured.

"Officers attended and during engagement with the man, it is understood a Taser was discharged. The man became unresponsive and was subsequently pronounced dead. The IPCC has begun an independent investigation."

Two rapid response vehicles and an ambulance were called to the scene at 7.35pm on Tuesday June 14, a spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said.

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The death of a man in Llanelli who was tasered by police has been referred to the IPCC (file photo)
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