Two men who were tasered by police while on a stag do have won compensation.

Lawyers for brother-in-laws Darren Corbridge and John Naylor said police had agreed to pay the pair five figure sums in compensation and meet legal costs in the region of £90,000.

The payouts follow an incident in Weymouth town centre in August 2010 when the two men were pepper sprayed and tasered by officers.

The pair were arrested and later convicted of attacking police despite claiming they had done nothing wrong and had only been trying to help bridegroom-to-be Stewart Roberts get home in a bizarre costume.

In 2012 Mr Corbridge and Mr Naylor had their convictions overturned by a judge who was shown CCTV of the incident which proved their innocence.

Officers used pepper spray and a Taser on Mr Naylor while Mr Corbridge was restrained, also tasered and pepper sprayed, and detained.

Mr Corbridge and Mr Naylor were later both charged with assaulting a police officer and Mr Naylor was also charged with resisting arrest.

They were subsequently convicted by magistrates and given curfew orders but appealed at the crown court.

Lawyer Sophie Khan, of Sophie Khan & Co who represented the two men, said: "The claim by Mr Corbridge and Mr Naylor followed a serious incident in Weymouth town centre where the use of force on them was so excessive it had to be challenged.

"Dorset police have accepted their officers were wrong as they have settled the claims. I hope Dorset Police can learn from this and that it doesn't happen to anyone else."

A Dorset Police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm an out of court settlement has been reached with no admittance of liability.

"It is not our practice to comment on the settlement amount."