Police Taser blamed for fire death of Andrew Pimlott
1 October 2015
From the section Devon
Andrew Pimlott died in hospital five days after being Tasered
A Taser fired by a police officer was the most likely cause of a fire which engulfed and killed a man in Plymouth, an inquest jury has decided.
Andrew Pimlott, 32, had poured petrol over himself and was holding a lit match when he was hit in the back garden of his parents’ house.
The jury said in a narrative verdict that it could not be sure he started the fire by striking the match.
But it said the officer had acted in line with his training before firing.
Mr Pimlott died a few days later from severe burns after the fire in April 2013.
Source:: BBC world news feed