Police use Taser on pensioner

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A 72-year-old man is in custody after being shot with a Taser by police following a stand-off.

He was arrested after officers investigating a claim of criminal damage went to a house in St Day, near Redruth in Cornwall, on Sunday. Armed police and a negotiator were sent to the scene after learning the man may have had guns in the building.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said today: "A 72 year-old man within the property, who is believed to have had access to a number of weapons and firearms, refused to come out of the property.

"Firearms officers and a negotiator attended the property. Taser was deployed and the man was arrested at the scene for criminal damage. He remains in police custody." PA