Road Closed after Rainhill Taser Incident

By on Friday, October 4, 2013

DSC_1878.JPGMerseyside Police have confirmed that a man was tasered by officers in Rainhill this morning (Friday 4 October).

A resident of Longview Road, near Whiston Hospital, phoned police at 8.22am to report a suspicion person loitering outside her house.

The man had gone by the time police arrived at 8.40am, but they found him ten minutes later near the Shell Garage on Warrington Road.

Although police initially regarded the situation as non-threatening, the man became aggressive when approached. They used a Taser to subdue him.

A section of Warrington Road was closed until about 9.30am for collection of forensic evidence related to the Tasering.

Police suspected mental health problems or drug abuse may have been a factor in the man’s behaviour, and he was taken to Whiston Hospital for assessment.

Image: Police tape (Jayneandd)

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