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Naked man seen running through town centre tasered by police

The man was taken to hospital for assessment on Sunday evening. Credit: MEN Media

A naked man seen running through the centre of Ashton-under-Lyne has been tasered by police.

The man, whose age is unknown, was spotted by a number of witnesses near Stamford Street Central at around 9.50am on Sunday morning.

He was said to be running through the town centre, Ashton Market and nearby streets.

Police were called and a number of officers were filmed by onlookers in a car park, beside the A6043 Ashton Bypass, taking the man to the ground and putting his hands behind his back.

Two officers were filmed restraining the individual, while a third officer stands nearby having apparently deployed the stun device.

The incident took place outside a carpet warehouse, close to Henrietta Street Car Park and around 80 metres from Ashton Market.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman later confirmed they received reports of a naked man, officers were sent to the scene and a man was detained after a ‘Taser was deployed’.

The man was then taken to hospital where he remained for assessment on Sunday evening, the spokesman said.

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Body found in Ashton-under-Lyne

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Police are investigating after the body of a man was found in Ashton.

Just before 2pm today, police were called to Penny Meadow in Ashton-under-Lyne following reports that a man’s body had been found.

Officers attended and the man was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

The investigation is in its early stages and is on-going.

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Ashton MP joins grammar schools protest

Labour party members across the north west have been gathering names for a petition against the government's plans for grammar schools.

It follows a call for a day of action against the proposals by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the party's conference in Liverpool last week.

Ashton-under-Lyne MP and shadow education secretary Angela Rayner joined the protest in the town.

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