Man Tasered by armed police after allegedly leaving scene of car accident in Seaham

Seaton Lane, in Seaham. Copyright Google Maps.

Seaton Lane, in Seaham. Copyright Google Maps.

Armed police Tasered a man after he allegedly became aggressive when he was involved in a traffic smash.

Officers from Durham Police were called out to Seaton Lane, in Seaham, shortly after 7am on Saturday, following a minor crash between two cars.

One of the drivers is alleged to have fled the scene after becoming aggressive.

Officers tracked the man down to a house in Leechmere Crescent, also in Seaham, where he was Tasered before being arrested on suspicion of carrying out a public order offence.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in police custody.

No-one was injured in the traffic crash.