UK – Manchester: Funeral ‘will celebrate the life of tragic Taser victim’ (2013-09-12)

Published on September 12 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The funeral of 23-yr-old factory worker Jordan Begley – who died two hours after being Tasered by police – will be held next week. His mother reported she had called police to settle a domestic dispute between Jordan and a neighbour and that her son had been ‘calm and compliant’ with officers. An autopsy could not establish the cause of death and further tests are being carried out.]]

Manchester Evening News, by Richard Wheatstone

Mr Begley died less than two hours after being shot by the stun gun at his home on Beard Road, Gorton. Friends and family of the 23-year-old will don Manchester United shirts in tribute to the Reds fan at a burial service in Gorton next Tuesday.

The funeral of factory worker Jordan Begley – who died after being Tasered by police – will be held next week.

Mr Begley died less than two hours after being shot by the stun gun at his home on Beard Road, Gorton. Friends and family of the 23-year-old will don Manchester United shirts in tribute to the Reds fan at a burial service in Gorton next Tuesday.

Jordan’s mum Dot, 46, said the service would be a celebration of her son’s life and a chance for the Gorton community to say goodbye to the popular young man.

She said: “He was a really popular, good-natured lad and since he died we’ve had so many people come forward to say how much they’re going to miss him.

“We wanted to reflect his personality and that’s why all his friends have decided to wear Manchester United shirts – he would have loved it.”

They have asked for any donations to be made towards Amnesty International in memory of Jordan.

Dot said: “We chose the charity as we wanted something that would help people affected by tragedy, as we didn’t appreciate until our own tragedy the support that people can need if they are struggling for money after an event out of their control.”

An Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation into Jordan’s death on July 10 is ongoing.

In a previous interview with the M.E.N, Dot told how she had called police to settle a domestic dispute between Jordan and a neighbour and that her son had been ‘calm and compliant’ with officers.

Greater Manchester Police have told investigators they received a call that a man had a knife in Beard Road but Dot, who dialled 999, denies she ever mentioned a weapon. A post-mortem could not establish the cause of death and further tests are being carried out.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/funeral-will-celebrate-life-tragic-5919260

 

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