Two arrested after Hale village police chase ends with officer assaulted and Taser deployed

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Two men have been arrested after a police chase through Hale village this afternoon that ended with a Taser being deployed.

At around 4pm, officers became aware of a white Audi driving erratically but when they attempted to stop the car, it drove off.

A short time later it was located on Cecil Road in Hale, but when officers attempted to speak to the occupants, they became aggressive.

A foot chase then ensued before – with the help of nearby security men and the use of a Taser gun – two men in their 20s were detained close to Hale Library.

One of the arrested men is led towards a police van on Leigh Road

Footage from the scene showed a significant police response of around eight vehicles, with stunned passers-by watching on as one of the men was loaded into the back of a police van on Leigh Road in handcuffs.

One man was arrested on suspicion of assault of an emergency worker, resisting arrest, escaping lawful custody and assault.

The arrested man is loaded on to a police van on Leigh Road

A second man was arrested on suspicion of affray. Both have been taken into custody.

An officer sustained minor injuries during the incident but did not require further treatment.

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