Distressed man tasered by police in Norfolk

A man is his 50s is receiving hospital treatment after police were called to a house on the outskirts of Norwich.

Officers were called to Rosalie Close in Hellesdon at about 12.20pm after a neighbour raised concerns about a man in distress.

The man was aggressive towards officers and was seen to be holding a kitchen knife, resulting in armed units attending the scene.

Police had to force their way in and the man was tasered and restrained, allowing paramedics to treat him. He was detained and taken to hospital for treatment.

The man was very distressed and it became apparent to officers that he was in need of urgent medical treatment for self-inflicted injuries.

"He has been taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in a stable condition and I would like to reassure local residents that there was no threat to the wider community at any time during the incident.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Ross McDermott