Campaigners say police should be armed with Tasers for their own protection as assaults on officers reach record levels,
Up to 60% of police officers could be equipped with Tasers under plans announced by Priti Patel as she outlined proposals aimed at making the Tories appear tough on crime.
Fife police have been armed with more tasers after assaults on officers soared by 75%.
An extra 500 officers are to be be trained to use Tasers, Police Scotland has announced.
A five-year jail sentence handed to a crazed Fife man who fired a 29,000-volt taser at police has been hailed by officers.