Taser fired and police officers ‘assaulted’ after trying to help man at Skegness train station

Police officers were reportedly assaulted after trying to help a man at Skegness train station. Lincolnshire Police said the alleged incident happened after officers spoke with a man in his 40s.

He appeared to be unwell and the force said the officers were trying to help him. They were concerned for his safety and decided they would need to detain him under the Mental Health Act.

The man allegedly reacted violently. During the incident a taser is said to have been grabbed from one of the officers and fired into the floor.

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The incident took place at just after 7pm on Saturday, May 25. Police now want to speak to two people who saw what happened.

Lincolnshire Police said: “Thankfully no one was seriously injured but he did assault our officers as they tried to detain him. The officers called for extra assistance and the man was eventually detained and received medical treatment.

“Two people were stood close by as the incident unfolded and we are asking them to get in touch. We would very much like to speak to them to check on their welfare and if they have any information that could assist our inquiries.”

Shortly before the incident, officers had been called to Morrisons supermarket on Wainfleet Road in the town. The police force control room had received several calls just after 6.45pm in relation to two men who were causing a disturbance.

Police said: “The men walked off and we believe the two incidents may be connected. We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the disturbance at Morrisons to establish if any offences have been committed.

“Anyone who has any information regarding both the disturbance at Morrisons or the incident near the train station is asked to email the Investigating Officer PC Billy Spence.”

Anyone who can help is asked to email Billy.Spence@lincs.police.uk or call 0779 6957 595, using the reference Incident 399 of May 25.

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