Police, Fire & Court

Police use Taser to subdue knife-wielding man in Hale

By David Prior at

A man was Tasered and detained under the Mental Health Act after he was seen with a knife in Hale earlier this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to South Road in Hale just after 2.10pm.

Officers attended the scene and a Taser was deployed.

Police detailed a 54-year-old man under the Mental Health Act.

A police spokesman said: “A referral will be made to GMP’s Professional Standards Branch and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”