Taser used on man in Cirencester Hospital assault

Police used a Taser stun gun to subdue a man following a "nasty" assault at a Gloucestershire hospital.

The 30-year-old "punched and kicked" four members of staff working in the minor injury unit at Cirencester Hospital.

When police arrived he was "threatening and abusive, and shouting".

Police said he was arrested on suspicion of affray, assault, ABH and two counts of common assault and was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

The man has since been bailed until 23 August.

A police spokesman said: "He didn't respond to appeals to stop and calm down.

"We used the Taser as he was still aggressive and we thought he was a threat to staff and the public."

Gloucestershire Police added they wanted to thank the staff involved who had shown "great courage and resilience" during the incident on Sunday.

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