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Taser used on erratic van driver
A man who was suspected of carrying a gun has been subdued by Nottingham police using a taser gun.

Officers were called to the High Street in Beeston at 1130 GMT after reports a man was shouting at passers-by.

He then got in a van and drove off erratically. He was stopped by officers but acted aggressively and a taser was used. No firearm was found.

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of affray and of criminal damage to a vehicle.

The suspect is being assessed under the Mental Health Act.

The weapons, which deliver a 50,000-volt charge to immobilise a person, are currently the subject of a national trial.

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