Police use taser on knife-suspect

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POLICE used a taser on a man suspected of wielding a kitchen knife in his St Leonards home.

Officers were called to a home in Bexleigh Avenue at around 11.30pm on Saturday, March 5) and arrested 18-year-old James Dennett.

Specially trained firearms officers discharged the taser, which transmits a heavy electronic current into the victim, and Dennett was charged with affray.

He has been bailed to appear at Hastings Magistrates Court on March 16.