Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Man charged after 'hatchet chase'

Police in Londonderry deployed a Taser after a man allegedly armed with a hatchet chased a group of children

A man who allegedly chased a group of children armed with a hatchet has been charged by police.

The 44-year-old, who was arrested in Londonderry on Friday night, is accused of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Police deployed a Taser on the suspect during the incident in the Clonmeen Drive area.

A second man, aged 42, was also arrested but later released on bail.

In line with normal procedure, the Police Ombudsman's office was notified of the Taser discharge.

The charged man is due to appear in court in the city on Monday.

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