Leeds & West Yorkshire

Man tasered by police in Leeds dies from stab wounds

A man tasered by police after he refused to surrender a knife in Leeds has died from stab wounds.

Officers were called to Poplar Square in Farsley in the early hours where a woman was found with stab wounds.

Police said the man was armed with a knife which he refused to surrender and officers then used a taser gun.

It was then that the man was found to have stab injuries. He died later in hospital. The woman's injuries are not said to be life-threatening.

Police have referred the case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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