The use of tasers against children in Lincolnshire has risen by half in the space of a year.

There were 597 incidences of tasers being used against children across the UK in 2016, according to figures released by police under the Freedom of Information Act.

There were nine incidents where tasers were used against children in Lincolnshire in 2016, up from six in 2015 but down from 11 in 2014.

Reported by Lincolnshire Live. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.