West Dunbartonshire Police have announced the first round of training for Specially Trained Officers (STOs) who will be carrying Tasers has now been completed.

STOs have been equipped with the Taser X2. The announcement was made last month that the STOs will be deployed across communities throughout Scotland, in both rural and urban areas.

Police Scotland say the move comes in an effort to improve the safety of the public and police officers following a reported increase in incidents in which officers have been confronted by people with bladed weapons, and an increase in assaults on officers.