10 August 2020 08:34
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Taser used in Barry after officer is called to fight Police have defended their use of a Taser after an officer was attacked following a fight at a house. A statement from the force said the first officer on the scene discharged the Taser after the two people fighting failed to comply with police instructions and the officer was assaulted. The force has not revealed who the Taser was used on. It is not known if the officer suffered injuries. Sgt Richard Lloyd said: "Our officers work tirelessly to protect the communities they serve and they do not deserve to be assaulted during the course of that duty." THIS is the incredible moment a police officer takes down two suspects – by swiping the legs of a man before Tasering a woman to the ground.
Cops rushed to the scene in Barry, South Wales, following reports of a disturbance at a home just after 5pm. 4 Footage shows the male officer use his foot to take down the male suspect 4 A woman then tries to push the officer in Barry, South Wales Footage shows the shirtless man get taken down by the male officer who used his right foot to swipe the legs from underneath him – sending him crashing to the ground. Just seconds later the woman tried to push the officer, who quickly reacted and fired his Taser – causing her to instantly fall in the road. Cops today confirmed they arrested a 35-year-old woman on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker. The video, which has gone viral, has been praised by hundreds of viewers online.
"Officers responded to reports of a disturbance at an address on Main Street shortly after 5pm. "The first officer on scene had cause to discharge a Taser after the two people involved in the altercation failed to comply with instructions and attempts at intervention, and the officer was assaulted. Most read in UK News BBQ BUG Covid outbreak linked to pub BBQ as health officials battle to trace 70 customers MEGA-MANSION UK's 'second most expensive home' on sale for £185m overlooking Regent's Park STORMS BREWING Britain braced for severe thunderstorms as 'danger to life' warnings issued DURDLE DOH! Family turned away from busy beach after 6-HOUR drive as thousands hit seaside TESCO ALERT Coronavirus outbreak at Tesco store after staff test positive for killer bug 'ANGRY & ANNOYED' Labour MP accuses Met of racial profiling as she's stopped in 'nice car' "Fortunately on this occasion, the officer did not sustain serious injuries and is receiving support from his colleagues." 4 He then gets out his Taser and uses it on the woman The video will start in 8 Cancel Want the latest news sent straight to your inbox? A woman is in police custody on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker after officers were called to an incident in Barry on Saturday.
Police responded to reports of a disturbance at an address on Main Street shortly after 5pm on August 8. Video footage shows a police officer embroiled in a dispute involving several people in which he uses a Taser. South Wales Police said that the first officer on scene had cause to discharge a Taser after the two people involved in the altercation "failed to comply with instructions and attempts at intervention". Police say that the officer was then assaulted. A 35-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker. A 35-year-old man has also been arrested, on suspicion of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour. Sergeant Richard Lloyd at Barry Police Station said: "Our officers work tirelessly to protect the communities they serve and they do not deserve to be assaulted during the course of that duty. "South Wales Police will deal robustly with any report of officers and staff being assaulted. "Fortunately on this occasion, the officer did not sustain serious injuries and is receiving support from his colleagues." Video This is the moment a police officer uses a Taser after being called to a fight at a house in south Wales. Officers were responding to a disturbance in Main Street, Barry, at about 17:00 BST on Saturday. A woman, 35, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and a man, 35, on suspicion of using threatening words or behaviour. South Wales Police defended their actions in response to video footage circulating on social media.