A man is in a ‘critical condition’ after jumping from a bridge into the River Thames when he was Tasered three times by police officers.
The man was involved in a confrontation with officers from the Met Police on Chelsea Bridge this morning and the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
Shocking video shows the man, who appears to be holding an object in his right hand, shouting at two police officers.
One of the officers fires a Taser and the man falls to the floor, but proceeds to try and get up, at which point he is shocked a second time.
He continues to try and get up and is shocked a third time, while officers shout at him to stay on the floor.
The man then leaps over one of the barriers towards the edge of the bridge, pursued by a police officer, before vaulting over the railings and into the River Thames below.
After falling from the bridge a rescue operation was launched and he taken out of the water by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).