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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Officers attended and the man was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.
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A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the neck, on a tram in Greater Manchester.
It happened just before 7am on Saturday, October 8, when a man, 36, was travelling to Ashton as the tram passed through Beswick.
There was an altercation before the victim's neck was slashed with a knife. The offender fled the scene, alighting at the Velopark stop
The victim was seriously injured and taken to hospital for treatment where he remains in a stable condition. His injuries are not life-threatening.
The offender is described as black, aged between 35 and 45-years-old, of stocky build, and around 5ft 4in tall with a shaven head.
He was with a woman, who is described as white, with long, dark hair in a ponytail.
She was wearing a short black skirt, a black top and black wedge heels.
This was a vicious and unprovoked attack, which has left this man with very serious cuts to his face and neck.
It is only good fortune that prevented this man from suffering potentially life-threatening injuries, because if this knife had cut an artery I would dread to think what the result could have been.
We know there were a number of people on the tram at the time, and we need them to come forward and tell us what they saw.
- Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 1146 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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.