Police apologise for tasering white ex-ballet dancer, 80, mistaken for black ...

Police apologise for tasering white ex-ballet dancer, 80, mistaken for black ...
Police apologise for tasering white ex-ballet dancer, 80, mistaken for black ...
Police chiefs FINALLY apologise for tasering an 80-year-old white ex-ballet dancer who was mistaken for a black suspect in his 30s Roy Morton was woken on Dec 28 by officers armed with sub-machine guns at his home in Cricklewood, north-west London They smashed through his front door, tasered him, pinned him to the floor and handcuffed him after allegedly mixing up his address Chief Supt Philip Ryan, of Scotland Yard's specialist firearms command: 'I am deeply sorry this terrible error occurred and I apologise wholeheartedly to Mr Morton'

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An 80-year-old white ex-ballet dancer mistaken for a black suspect in his 30s and tasered in his kitchen has finally received a public apology from police chiefs.

Roy Morton was woken on December 28 by officers armed with sub-machine guns who smashed through his front door, tasered him, pinned him to the floor and handcuffed him after allegedly mixing up his address.

Chief Superintendent Philip Ryan, from Scotland Yard's specialist firearms command, said: 'I am deeply sorry that this terrible error occurred and I apologise wholeheartedly to Mr Morton.' 

Roy Morton (pictured) – who suffers from a heart condition – was woken on December 28 by officers armed with sub-machine guns who smashed through his front door, tasered him, pinned him to the floor and handcuffed him after allegedly mixing up his address

Roy Morton (pictured) – who suffers from a heart condition – was woken on December 28 by officers armed with sub-machine guns who smashed through his front

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