The incident took place at the Haven Craig Tara Holiday Park in Ayr in March. Video of the incident circulating online shows a confrontation between officers and the boy, whose mother says she has a global developmental delay, meaning it took her longer to reach certain developmental milestones.

The boy was brandishing a butter knife, his mother says, when he was tasered.

Speaking to MailOnline, the unidentified woman said she is in contact with a lawyer and has not received an apology from Police Scotland.

“My son didn’t speak for about two weeks after the incident because he was so traumatized,” she said. “It’s just been terrible for all of us.

“I have not received an apology from the police after the incident, I am furious about it.

“They haven’t told me anything. They keep asking me for statements from people above, but I have not had an apology or anything.

“My son was terrified. I don’t understand why there were so many of them surrounding him. If there had only been one or two and they had spoken to him calmly, none of this would have happened.”

She said police did not take into account her son’s age, or the fact that he has learning disabilities, describing the situation as “an absolute joke”.

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Footage obtained by the Scottish Sun newspaper shows several officers, one with a Taser, approaching a boy who appears to have a knife.

One of the officers can be heard saying “drop the knife, drop the knife”, and one asks “what do you want to do with the knife?”

The boy can be heard saying “stay back” before an officer discharges the Taser and the boy falls to the ground.

The mother told MailOnline she wants an apology from the police for herself and her son, saying she is in contact with a lawyer because “I want to take this further”.

The news site also posted a video recorded by the boy showing the lead up to the incident, where he is warned to drop the knife and repeatedly curses at the officers.

According to his mother, the incident broke out after the boy was unable to get food from Burger King and ran away.

She said she called the police because he was in a place he didn’t know and she couldn’t find him herself and was in a panic.

The mother said that when police arrived and was approaching, her son “grabbed a butter knife and ran with it.”

She said police then tasered him, describing it as “something out of a movie or a video game.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “As there is an ongoing PIRC investigation, we are unable to comment.”

Responding to media reports at the time, the force said the incident would be referred to the Police Investigation and Review Commissioner (Pirc) “as part of standard procedure.”

A Pirc spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland referred the use of the Taser to Pirc as required.

“We are looking into the circumstances, and once our investigations are complete, a report will be issued to the chief of police.”

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