Officers from the Met’s Territorial Support Group (TSG) found a taser phone on a male following a successful stop and search in Croydon on Monday evening.
Officers from the TSG’s U44 unit were conducting pro-active patrols when they saw a male who was acting suspiciously.
After stopping the male and explaining why he was going to be searched, it wasn’t long before officers found what they thought at first was just an ordinary phone.
However, upon closer inspection, it turned out that the phone was, in fact, a working taser, capable of disabling someone with a jolt of thousands of volts.
A spokesperson for @MetTaskForce tweeted:
‘TSG U44 officers conducting proactive patrols in Croydon. They stop and searched a male who they found to be in possession of a taser disguised as a phone!
‘One nasty weapon off the street and one in custody’
Stop and search is an effective way of not only getting dangerous weapons off of the streets, but it is also an effective way of deterring people from carrying weapons in areas which are well-known for violent crime and street gang activity.
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