Man Tasered after he is found with firearm in Wallington
8:42am Monday 30th April 2012 in News
A man was Tasered and arrested by police after he was seen with a gun in Wallington.
Police were alerted by members of the public after the weapon was seen in the young man's waistband in the street in Mollison Drive.
Police firarms officers were sent to the scene in an Armed Response Vehicle shortly after 10.30am, on Saturday, April 28.
They tried to talk to the man, who was walking with another individual, but they began to walk off.
The 24-year-old man was stopped by an officer who became agitated.
His hands went out towards the rear of his trouser belt.
The officer went to prevent his hands from doing this and he felt the shape of a firearm.
The PC shouted a warning to his colleagues, but the suspect continued to struggle.
He was tasered as he continued to resist arrest, then detained and handcuffed.
The second man, 24, also acted aggressively, and was himself detained following a struggle with a PC.
The officer drew his Taser, but arrested the man without needing to discharge it.
Both men arrested are now in custody at Sutton police station.
A round of ammunition was found during a search of the first man's home address.
Detectives from Sutton CID are leading the investigation.
A man is due to appear in court this morning charged with possession of an imitation of firearm in a public place.
Perry Barham, 24, of Ross Road, Wallington, will appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court this morning.
A second man, 24, is now bailed to return to Sutton police station on June 27 pending further inquiries.