Taser police officer called to incident in Kettering

A Taser officer was called to an incident in Kettering yesterday (Wednesday) to assist the mental health team.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 12:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 12:30 pm
A Taser officer was called to help the mental health team yesterday

The officer was called to Isabella Court at about 2.30pm to assist the mental health team with a man.

A police spokesman said: "Our Taser officer was called to prevent this man from hurting himself and others so the mental health team could intervene and get him the support he needs."

The officer who dealt with the situation had tweeted about the incident and said the man had been behaving violently and had previously injured officers.

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Earlier this year chief constable Nick Adderley said all officers could be given Tasers within three years after a rise in attacks on his staff.

Yesterday, the man was initially resistant and threatening violence, but when the Taser officer red dotted him he complied.

Red dotting means the Taser has technically been deployed but the man was not actually Tasered.

No-one was injured in yesterday's incident.

The man was taken to hospital where he is now getting support.