Man, 51, tasered in Bicester

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Police officers had to deploy a taser in Bicester last night, Monday.

A 51-year-old man was tasered at a property in Duxford Close at about 10pm yesterday.

Paramedics attended and the man was uninjured. The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill. He is currently in police custody.

LPA Commander for West Oxfordshire and Cherwell, Colin Paine said: “I would like to reassure the local community that Taser use is a staged process, on many occasions the use of the laser sight, or red dot, is enough to encourage people to comply.

“Taser is only considered for use in cases where it is necessary and proportionate to the behaviour the officer encounters. These are incidents where officers are faced with someone who is threatening a significant level of violence towards themselves, others or the attending officer.

“Further, only qualified Thames Valley Police officers are permitted to carry Taser.”