Grimsby

Armed man arrested and tasered in Grimsby

A 37-year-old man acting threatening with a firearm was tasered and arrested by police in Grimsby on Thursday evening.

Officers were called to an address on Weelsby Street in Grimsby at around 7pm on Thursday, November 29 after reports that a man with a firearm was acting in a threatening manner.

Four patrol officers attended and deployed a taser during the incident. No-one was hurt and the man was arrested quickly, police said.

He was arrested on suspicion of common assault, threats to kill and possession of a firearm.

Chief Inspector at Humberside Police Jenny Bristow said: “This was a situation in which four of our officers arrived first at this address not knowing what they were going to face.

“I’d like to commend them for their bravery for doing an excellent job during this incident which involved a firearm that looked very real.

“This shows the type of incident we can get sent to, and the situations our officers sometimes have to deal with.

“I’m glad the man is in our custody and no-one was injured.”