Police on the Isle of Wight fired a taser to detain a man in Freshwater this morning (Monday).

Officers were called at 8:46am to a report of a domestic incident involving a firearm on Edinburgh Road in Freshwater.

Specialist officers were deployed and a 50 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill. He remains in custody at this time.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson confirmed to Isle of Wight Radio that a Taser was discharged in order to detain the man at the scene.