A man was tasered and arrested after reports of aggressive behaviour and damaging property in a shop this morning, Saturday.

Police were called to the scene on Market Street, Westhoughton at around 7.15am.

Members of the public had reported seeing police cars and an ambulance.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Around 7:15am today, 14/10/2023, police were called to reports of a male acting aggressively and damaging items inside a shop on Market Street in Westhoughton.

“Officers attended and to maintain the safety of all involved a taser was deployed during this incident.

“The male, aged 34, was arrested on suspicion of possessing of an offensive weapon, affray and theft.

“He remains in police custody for questioning.”

People at the scene had reported seeing a man “with the delusion that someone was out to kill him” running down Market Street that day.

Cllr David Wilkinson, of Westhoughton South, said he had heard from colleagues about the incident.

He said: “Luckily the police were on the scene very quickly and the fact he was tasered shows how serious it was.

“But the main thing is it looks like no one was injured or impacted too much either physically or mentally.”