Man 'with knife who ran at police' before being tasered in Sheffield is charged

Homebase Sheffield. Picture: Google
Homebase Sheffield. Picture: Google

A man reportedly carrying a knife who was tasered by police after running at officers has been charged with numerous crimes.

Police were called out to reports that a man had been seen carrying a knife close to the Homebase store on Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, on Tuesday at 5.40pm.

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When they arrived the suspect reportedly ran at officers who quickly used a taser to detain and arrest him.

Officers were later praised for their bravery in handling the situation by senior cops.

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Darren Ainsworth, aged 50, of Well Road, Heeley, has now been charged in connection to the incident with attempt wounding of a police constable with intent and possession of an offensive weapons in a public place.

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He has been remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Magistrate’s Court this morning.