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The use of Tasers by police in England and Wales has more than doubled to 7,250 incidents per year, raising concern about the risks to the public of more widespread use of the devices.

Senior police officers are bracing themselves for criticism when figures on the rise in Taser use across the country are released by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday. They will show deployment of the weapons has risen from around 3,500 in 2009 to 14,500 in the two years 2010 and 2011 – 7,250 a year.

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