Tazer used following Woolacombe stabbing

TAZERS were used to subdue a man after a stabbing at Woolacombe in the early hours of this morning (Monday.) Police were called to Woolacombe Bay Holiday Village after a report a 22-year-old Braunton man had been stabbed in the hand. When they arrived, of

TAZERS were used to subdue a man after a stabbing at Woolacombe in the early hours of this morning (Monday.)

Police were called to Woolacombe Bay Holiday Village after a report a 22-year-old Braunton man had been stabbed in the hand.

When they arrived, officers reported they were confronted by a man who was threatening violence to anyone who approached him, being abusive and thought to be in possession of a bladed weapon.

The suspect would not respond to verbal commands and since the area was unlit and given the danger to officers and members of the public, tazer was deployed to subdue him.


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A 19-year-old Barnstaple man was subsequently arrested and taken to Barnstaple Police Station, while the victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

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