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Cowes Man Tased Following Newport Assault

Police were forced to discharge a taser this morning (Tuesday) after a man became violent with them following reports of an assault in Newport.

Officers were called at 6.35am to an address on Pan Estate's Ash Road. 

On arrival a man had left the address, and was located a short distance away, subsequently threatening violence.

One of the officers on hand discharged their Taser, this was effective and brought the man under control so he could be arrested.

The 32-year-old man from Cowes was detained on suspicion of criminal damage and common assault.

He remains in police custody at this time.

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