Teen stops only after police taser warning

A TEENAGER punched a police officer and chased him down a street, only stopping when he was about to be tasered, a court has heard.

Tyson Savage, 18, has been convicted of assaulting a police officer and obstructing an officer in the execution of their duty after reacting angrily to police handling of another matter nearby.

PC Max Hoare and PC Molly O’Malley were called to Chichester Cross about 3.10am on May 6 after which Savage, of Morants Close, Chichester, swung to punch PC Hoare.

Giving evidence via videolink, PC Hoare said: ‘My main concern was he was going to assault me again. I turned and ran as fast as I could down South Street. As I was running I was attempting to take my Taser out of its holster.’

PC Hoare shouted ‘Taser’ after which Savage became compliant and was arrested.

The case was adjourned and he will be sentenced at a later date.