04:31AM, Wednesday 29 January 2014
A police officer has been suspended after losing a taser gun in Windsor after being called to an incident elsewhere.
The officer was leaving Windsor Great Park on Tuesday afternoon to attend a call in the Datchet area when the taser was lost.
Superintendent Steve Williams, head of the tactical firearms unit, said: "We believe the device was lost in Windsor Great Park prior to the officer exiting the park into Bishops Gate Road.
"An extensive search is taking place to locate it and although the device has no cartridges attached to it, there is still the potential for it to cause harm if used or handled incorrectly."
He added: "If any member of the public should come across this device they need to contact Thames Valley Police immediately for us to recover it, as it is an offence to unlawfully possess this sort of device."
A full internal investigation into the incident is taking place.
Contact the police on 101 if you have information.
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