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Suspect Tasered after hammer attack

January 10, 2022
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A suspect was Tasered by police after several cars and a house were attacked with a hammer.

Police were called to an address in Minver Crescent, Aspley, shortly before 3.30am this morning (Monday) when a suspect was reported to be striking cars in the street.

The window and door of a house had also been damaged shortly before officers arrived.

A suspect was detained at the scene by an armed police officer using a Taser.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and affray. He was unhurt but was later taken to hospital for further assessment.

Nobody else was hurt.

Sergeant Janine Barnes, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a good bit of work by officers who handled a very challenging situation in a calm, measured and professional way.

“Tasers were introduced to help officers deal with incidents just like this and, in the right hands, can minimise the risk of harm to everyone involved.”

Taser – or conducted energy devices – are not routinely used in Nottinghamshire and are carried only by officers who have been specially trained. Armed officers carry the devices in addition to their firearms to give them an additional option when dealing with armed suspects.

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