Police fired seven tasers in Keddington Crescent stand-off - and missed every time
Police attempted to taser the man behind a 16 hour Boxing Day siege in Louth on seven occasions – and missed every time, a court has heard.
However, a spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said a taser was deployed only once and that another device which emits a number of loud bangs to distract suspects was also used.
Details of the stand-off at the property of Keddington Crescent and Lime Grove emerged today after Gary Ward, 57, now of Pontefract, West Yorkshire, was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court.
As reported in your Grimsby Telegraph, police were called to the property shortly before midnight on Christmas Day after being contacted by the man's concerned relatives.
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Response teams were armed with rifles and tasers and there were police dogs on standby.
For full details of the case - and more pictures from the scene - see tomorrow's Grimsby Telegraph.