Man tasered four times after driving at speed in Sheffield

A driving offender who was shot four times with a stun gun by police must pay over £300.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 3:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 2:47 pm

Sheffield Magistrates' Court heard on January 16 how Nathan Campbell, aged 29, was spotted driving at speed and was pursued into a dead-end in Sheffield near Duke Street where police used a stun-gun.

Emily King, prosecuting, told a previous hearing Campbell “sought to resist arrest” so police used a Taser four times.

The defendant, of Brownberrie Walk, Horsforth, Leeds, pleaded guilty to using a vehicle without insurance and without a licence and to failing to stop for police after the incident on December 1. He admitted using a fraudulent registration mark.

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A Taser stun gun.

Campbell claimed he had not realised he was being pursued and claimed he put his hands up and was “Tasered” for no reason.

He was fined £200 and must pay £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge. He was disqualified from driving for 12 months.