A man was tasered by police in Northamptonshire after allegedly robbing a taxi driver and assaulting officers.
Jay Samuel Trew, of The Grange, Daventry, appeared at Northampton Magistrate's Court yesterday (August 29) following the alleged incident on Monday morning.
Police were called after a taxi driver in Charles Close, in Old, was reportedly robbed at about 5am on the morning of August 26.
Officers were deployed to the area and found a suspect at a nearby address. In the course of trying to arrest the suspect, the force claims one officer was punched and another one was kicked. Another officer was reportedly spat at during the incident as well.
As the incident continued, officers deployed a Taser to arrest the suspect.
Jay Samuel Trew, 25, was arrested and charged with one count of robbery and three counts of assaulting an emergency worker in relation to the incident.
He appeared at Northampton Magistrate's Court yesterday. He was remanded into custody and will appear at Northampton Crown Court next month.
It comes after Northamptonshire's Chief Constable Nick Adderley made headlines last week when he vowed to equip 300 more front line staff with Tasers in a bid to prevent officers being assaulted.