Man shot and tasered by officers "not guilty" of GBH

by: The Voice Online
published: 2 November 2012

A jury has said a man, who was shot five times and tasered by the police, is not guilty of attacking officers because he was mentally ill at the time.

George Asare, from Forest Hill, south-east London, was found not guilty of attempted Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) with intent and affray earlier today (2 November 2012).

Asare was found not guilty by reason of insanity of affray, three counts of attempting to wound, two counts of damaging property and having a blade, the police also confirmed to the Voice. The court said he is to remain in hospital till he is deemed fit.

He was arrested in February 29, just 10 days after a encounter with officers, who claimed he had attacked them with a blade after they responded to calls about a man breaking into a vehicle.

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