Axeman Tasered and arrested in Torquay

Abbey Road, Torquay (Pic: Google) Image copyright Google
Image caption Abbey Road, Torquay where the man was Tasered

A man wielding an axe has been arrested after being Tasered by police in a Devon town.

The 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage and for being in possession of an offensive weapon.

Officers were called to Abbey Road, Torquay, at 23:30 BST on Thursday.

Police said it was unknown why he had the weapon. The axe has been confiscated and the man remains in custody at the town's police station.

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