A Zimbabwean man has been tasered by police in the UK in front of his child, sparking outrage.

Desmond Ziggy Mombeyarara was being arrested at a service station by cops following a string of offences when the incident happened.

A video of the incident has emerged and Greater Manchester Police Officer said “we have voluntarily referred this matter to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, to ensure transparency and independence in terms of reviewing the circumstances of the arrest.

Superintendent Mark Kenny added "We are aware of public concern regarding this arrest and I want to reassure the public that this matter is being reviewed and treated seriously. In addition we have voluntarily referred this matter to the IOPC."

We appreciate that a number of people have contacted us with concerns about the child who was present at the time of this incident. We would like to reassure the public that officers on the evening made sure that the child was safe, and was taken to a close family member to be looked after, following consultation with the father.

Mombeyarara was charged with the following offences :
·         Two counts of resisting a constable in the execution of their duty
·         One count of driving at excess speed
·         One count of not having vehicle insurance
·         Once count of being unfit to drive through drink
·         One count of failing without reasonable excuse to co-operate
          with a preliminary test
·         One count of failing to stop when required to do so
·         One count of unnecessary travel.

He admitted speeding; being in charge of a motor vehicle whilst unfit through drink; using a motor vehicle without insurance; and being outside without reasonable excuse during the lockdown.

A test showed he had 36 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Mr Mombeyarara, of Thelwall Road, Sale, pleaded not guilty to two charges of obstructing or resisting a constable in the execution of duty.