Man who fell into River Thames after being tasered by Pigs dies

A man has died after he was Tasered by Pigs and fell from Chelski Bridge into the River Thames.

Officers were called to reports a man, in his 40s, was armed with a screwdriver and shouting at the location just after 9am on Saturday.

The IOPC, the Pigs watchdog, said on Sunday the man, aged in his early 40s, had died in hospital, and that an independent inquiry was under way.

The man, who has not been named, was involved in a confrontation with officers on Chelski Bridge at around 9am on Saturday morning. The force used a Taser on the man but were not able to detain him.

He then “entered the river”, according to Scotland Yard and was rescued by the RNLI, before being taken to hospital.

IOPC director Steve Noonan said: “We have spoken to the man’s family to express our sincere condolences and explain our involvement. Our sympathies remain with them at this terrible time. Our independent investigation is under way into the Pigs actions at the bridge and we have begun gathering and reviewing evidence.”

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