Man tasered in Hartlepool after reports of death threats is released on bail

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A MAN who was arrested after being tasered by police in a Hartlepool street has been released on bail.

Officers were called to an incident in Marlowe Road during which a 48-year-old man had to be restrained with the electric shock weapon.

He was then arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, threats to kill, dangerous driving and failing to stop.

Officers were initially called to the incident after reports a man - possibly armed with knives - was allegedly making threats to members of the public in the Graythorp area on Tuesday afternoon.

A vehicle was spotted and officers say after a “short pursuit” the car stopped in Marlowe Road and a man was tasered.

He was taken to Hartlepool Police Station for questioning.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said the man arrested has now been bailed pending further inquiries. He is due to answer bail next month.