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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.