Man dies after being shot with Taser by police

Police taser (Stock image)
Police taser (Stock image)

A man has died after being shot with a Taser by police.

The police watchdog said officers from the Dyfed Powys force were called to an incident Llanelli in South Wales.

In a statement, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said: "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."

Officers were called by a member of the public who had become concerned about the welfare of the man who appeared to be injured, the IPCC added.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "Dyfed-Powys Police were called to an incident in Llanelli relating to the behaviour and welfare of a man. A man 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."