14.3 C
Byron Shire
July 1, 2022

Police Taser Lismore woman

Latest News

Supply chain pain? Try localisation!

A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution', will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm in Byron Bay from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena Norberg-Hodge for a discussion afterwards.

Other News

Honours shared in premiership football derby

Byron Bay FC were fourth placed on the Football Far North Coast premiership ladder after a 3-3 draw playing away against Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC in round seven of the competition.

The politics of gentrification and ‘holding the line’

Who are the visionary architects and planners that will protect and enhance this ramshackle surf town’s social fabric and built environment of Byron Bay?

You may have missed… mangroves’ carbon storage potential, smart implants, and twitter misinformation

Mangrove forests are massive carbon sinks, capable of storing over 1,000 tonnes of carbon per hectare.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

Local triathletes claim another title

The Byron Bay Breakers Triathlon Club has won the North Coast Interclub series for the second time after finishing on top of the table ahead of the Clarence Valley Stingrays and Hat Head Hammerheads.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Northern Rivers 

The Northern Rivers encompasses the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations with celebrations for NAIDOC taking place up and down the coast. 

Police say that a Taser fired on a 19-year-old Lismore woman on Friday night was used in a last-ditch effort to prevent her further injuring herself or attacking other people.

Police and paramedics responded to a call that the woman was self-harming.

They said that attempts by police negotiators to calm the woman had failed.

‘The Taser was used in this circumstance as per guidelines and prevented the 19-year-old female from causing further injury to herself and significant injury to the police that were involved,’ a police spokesperson told APN Media.

The woman was treated at the scene before being transferred to Lismore Base Hospital, where she was assessed before being released.

Previous articlePole Catz
Next articleMullumbimby Skin Clinic

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

1 COMMENT

  1. I would like to hear the rest of the story ….. in the not so distant past police have always been able to restrain civilians with their own strength or batons. Tasers have already killed hundreds of people around the world and are DANGEROUS! They should be banned. Will there be a followup report on the impact of this young woman’s nervous system, organs or psychological state as a result of being tasered? I doubt it.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Dry July to help you and Our House

In July 2008, three mates, Brett, Kenny and Phil, wanted to take a break from alcohol, so decided to abstain for the month of July, coining it their 'Dry July'.

Very wet and very dry: unprecedented droughts and hyper-damaging floods in the future

The world will be pushed to more weather extremes in coming decades, according to two studies which carry stark warnings of floods and droughts, respectively.

Australian-first Surf Series and workshops ends in Lennox Head on Sunday

It might be cold outside but that's not stopping women who love to surf and over 100 women and girls will participate in the first female event series in Australia on Sunday at Lennox Head.

It’s plastic free July!

Did you know that plastic packaging and single-use plastic items make up 60 per cent of all litter in NSW?