A post mortem has revealed the use of a Taser by police was not linked to a Leeds knifeman’s death, according to the West Yorkshire force.
The man, named locally as Dave Oldfield, died of stab wounds after he was Tasered by police in the early hours last Friday at a house in Poplar Square, Farsley. Police were alerted shortly before 4am to reports a woman – believed to be his partner – had been stabbed.
The woman was found lying bleeding in the street.
Officers entered one of the terraced houses on Poplar Square to find a man in a bedroom armed with a knife and refusing to surrender.
Police say they used a Taser gun to arrest him before it became clear he was wounded.
He was taken to LGI for treatment where he was pronounced dead at 5.30am.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is now assessing whether to launch an investigation. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “A post mortem has been conducted and the indications are the use of a Taser was not linked to the cause of death.”