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Man Armed With Glass Bottle Tasered By Police In Shanklin

A man - armed with a glass bottle - had to be tasered by police after assaulting an emergency worker and resisting arrest in Shanklin.

Police were called to Regent Street yesterday (Tuesday) to reports that a man had been shoplifting.

Officers on scene attempted to arrest a man, who was in possession of a glass bottle.

It's alleged that £150 worth of items were stolen from Boots - located on the corner of the High Street and Regent Street.

Police told Isle of Wight Radio that a taser was used to restrain a man.

Mark Anthony Cording, aged 42 years, of Atherley Road in Shanklin, has been charged with the following:

• Theft - £150 worth of items allegedly stolen from Boots on Regent Street.

• Assault by beating of an emergency worker

• Resisting arrest

• Possession of an offensive weapon (namely a glass bottle)

 He has been bailed to appear at the Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court on August 17.

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