Taser gun fired in Exmouth and more news

Exmouth police used a Taser gun to prevent a man in Brixington, seen carrying a knife, from harming himself and others. Read this and more.

TASER USED: Exmouth police used a Taser gun to prevent a man in Brixington, seen carrying a knife, from harming himself and others.

Officers were last week called to Forton Road shortly after 3am on October 15 to assist paramedics helping a man believed to have taken an overdose.

The police said a Taser gun was used, a man was arrested, and medical treatment was issued by paramedics.

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CHECK ELECTRIC BLANKETS: Fire safety chiefs have issued electric blanket blaze warnings to residents.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service bosses urge householders to stay safe this winter by taking simple precautions – such as having blankets tested.

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Community safety officer Carol Frances said: “In previous years, 40 per cent of all blankets we tested failed checks. Faulty electric blankets can cause serious fires, but they can be prevented.”

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ROLLE CASH IDEA: Cash secured as part of an agreement to extend the Salterton Road Tesco could be poured into developing the Rolle College site for the community.

Money matters were discussed at Exmouth Town Council on Monday night, when Councillor Steve Wragg mooted a proposal to use part of the Section 106 agreement money to develop the Rolle Centre project.

Members said the cash contribution to the project could improve prospects for youth and mitigate the closure of Rolle College. The members plan to discuss the future of the cash at the next council regeneration meeting.

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