Taser use against children by the Metropolitan Police rose six-fold over four years, according to campaigners.

Stun guns were used on nine young people in 2008 and 53 in 2013, the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) discovered.

Children were targeted 131 times between 2008 and 2012, with varying rates across the city’s 32 boroughs, the group revealed.

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