A TEENAGER from Bournemouth has been arrested on suspicion of having a stun gun after an incident in a Dorset town centre.

Police used a Taser after they were called to Dorchester shortly after 10.25am on Wednesday.

Initially, officers were alerted to reports that an 'intoxicated' man was walking around High West Street.

However, when they attended a suspect ran off to the Top O'Town roundabout and into Cornwall Road and Princess Street, where he was arrested.

During the same incident, a 16-year-old Bournemouth boy was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class C drug, assaulting a police officer and possessing a stun device. He was taken to Dorset County Hospital as a precaution.

A 19-year-old man from Dorchester, who tried to intervene, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in a public place, obstructing or resisting an officer in the execution of their duty, possession of cannabis and assault.

Both are helping officers with their enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Simon Austin, of Dorset Police, said officers used a Taser during the incident. An officer also sustained a wrist injury and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the force via dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting 55190034442.