Blind man Tasered 'by mistake'
A blind man was shot in the back with a 50,000-volt Taser after a police officer mistook his white stick for a samurai sword.
Colin Farmer (61) was making his way to meet friends at a pub in Chorley, Lancashire, while police were chasing reports of a man walking through the town armed with a sword.
He described how he felt like he was "trapped in a nightmare" after hearing calls coming from behind. "I certainly didn't know they were police -- and I certainly didn't know they were shouting at me," he said.
Mr Farmer was taken to hospital for treatment following the incident.