Cornwall

Man Tasered by police in Falmouth dies in hospital

Langton Road
Image caption Langton Road in Falmouth was cordoned off by police after the incident

A man armed with a knife who was Tasered by police has died in hospital.

Devon and Cornwall Police officers Tasered the man, who had self-inflicted knife injuries, in Langton Road in Falmouth, Cornwall at about 21:00 BST on Tuesday.

The man died later at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and his next of kin have been informed.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating.

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Police said they were called to a property where "officers were confronted with a man who was in possession of a knife".

The force added: "Due to the unfolding dynamic incident, police deployed a Taser."

The IPCC said it has been told "the man sustained self-inflicted knife injuries and was taken to hospital where he subsequently died".

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