Stun gun disguised as iPhone seized after teen racially abuses bus driver

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A teenager has been found carrying a stun gun disguised as an iPhone after racially abusing a bus driver in Manchester.

Police discovered the weapon, which emits a strong electric shock, when the boy was searched.

An officer suffered a shock as he examined it but was not seriously hurt, reports the BBC.

Police were called after reports four teenagers were racially abusing a bus driver in Portland Street.

Sgt Phil Marsh told the Manchester Evening News about the device, saying: "It has the appearance of a black iPhone but the volume buttons are more prominent.

"The top has a silver strip with two points from which the current is discharged.

"The volume buttons appear to activate the device. People need to be aware that possession of them is an offence under the Firearms Act."

Police said four youths were arrested and have been bailed pending further inquiries.

According to the Metro, the 14-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon, possession of a bladed article and a racially-aggravated public order offence.

The other three were held on suspicion of racially-aggravated public order offences.

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