CS spray used on man at Aintree hospital

University Hospital Aintree A&E
Image caption Police were called to University Hospital Aintree accident and emergency unit

Police used CS spray on a man who was violent towards two officers at a Liverpool hospital.

The 27-year-old approached the officers in the accident and emergency department of University Aintree Hospital at about 11:40 BST on Tuesday.

Police said they tried to calm the man down and the spray was used on him in a stairwell.

The man, who is known to police, ran away from the building and a search is under way to find him.

A police spokesman said the area where the spray was released has been reopened.

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