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Man arrested after up to 30 cars damaged with hammer

A 26-year-old man has been arrested after up to 30 cars were damaged with a hammer in Bristol.

Officers and a police dog unit were sent to Rodbourne Road in Horfield this morning after complaints from the public. The man was arrested after a Taser and baton round were deployed.

Due to the situation the officers faced and in order to protect the public, a Taser and a baton round were used so an arrest could be made.A man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and assault and was initially taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries, but he is now in custody for questioning.

– Supt Matt Ayres, Avon & Somerset Police

Avon & Somerset Police have referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission

Police taser convicted murderer

A convicted murderer who had been on the run since last Saturday has been recaptured by police in Bristol. Paul Flint, 47, was finally caught after being tasered by officers outside a house in Bedminster where his brother lives.

Flint had disappeared from an open prison in Suffolk. He was jailed in 1990 for murdering the occupant of a house he had burgled in London.