Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Man Tasered at wedding street party

The teenager was shot with a Taser stun gun after an unofficial royal wedding street party got out of hand

A man was shot by with a Taser stun gun after an unofficial royal wedding street party organised on the internet got out of hand, police have confirmed.

The 19-year-old was shot with the stun gun by police after ugly scenes broke out at a street party in Falmouth, Cornwall, last Friday, in which a police officer received minor injuries.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed it had used the Taser device to incapacitate the teenager, who was later cautioned for being drunk and disorderly.

Around 300 people attended the Marlborough Road Durty Disco party, in a student area of the university town, which was not approved for a road closure by Cornwall Council.

Local residents unhappy with the unofficial party are believed to have confronted revellers.

Harry Bryant, 68, who has lived on Marlborough Road for 26 years, said: "To me, a street party is for residents, but it got out of hand, it was too much.

"That was not a street party, it was a student binge. It was chaos," he told the Falmouth Packet newspaper.

The police started to clear the street at around 7pm and the last of the partygoers are thought to have dispersed by 11pm.

Sarah Newton, the Conservative MP for Falmouth, is to meet police officers and staff from the Combined Universities of Cornwall, which has its main campus in Penryn, just outside Falmouth, later this week.

She said she was "concerned to learn of some of the actions of those that joined the party".

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