South Wales police defend use of Taser on pregnant woman

A police force has defended the use of a Taser by one of its officers on a pregnant woman who lost her baby after the stun gun was fired at her.

Leanne Perrett, 35, was three months pregnant when a South Wales police officer who had been called to a fracas between her and her partner discharged the Taser.

Footage taken by an onlooker appeared to show the Taser barbs hitting Perrett in her front, causing her to turn and fall into the road face first.

No disciplinary action has been taken against the officer and South Wales police praised the way he had acted in a difficult situation.

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