Man charged following Woodseats incident

Date published: 23 August 2018 08:26
Dated: 23 August 2018 09:26:35

A 50-year-old man will appear in court today charged with numerous offences following an incident in the Woodseats area on Tuesday evening (21 August).

At around 5.40pm, officers were called to Chesterfield Road following reports that a man had been seen carrying a knife close to the Homebase store.

When officers arrived at the scene, the man is said to have ran toward two officers, who then used a Taser to detain and arrest him.

Darren Ainsworth, of Well Road, Sheffield has been charged in connection to the incident with attempt wounding of a police constable with intent and possession of offensive weapons in a public place.

He is remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Magistrate’s Court this morning (Thursday 23 August).

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