London Telegraph 
Aug 24, 2011
Philip Hulmes, 53, was hit with electric probes from the stun gun after barricading himself in his house in Over Hulton, near Bolton.
It is understood police were called to the house by a concerned family member at 8.30pm last night.
They were told Mr Hughes, who was armed with a knife, had locked himself in the house, was making threats and had started to stab himself. Officers arrived and smashed a hole in the door.
When they spotted Mr Hughes and his injuries they called for Taser-trained back up.
After further attempts to talk him out of the building failed they broke into the house and used the stun gun.