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Son of a high-profile chef ‘is tasered by police during a stand-off with 10 officers’

The son of a high-profile chef has been filmed being tasered by police during a stand-off.

Up to 10 police officers allegedly confronted Franklin Elmes, 20, at his family’s home in North Bondi, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, on Australia Day.

Footage shows the 20-year-old holding a knife to his throat and threatening to harm himself before an officer tasered him, causing him to fall down the stairs.

The footage had been tendered in the Downing Centre Local Court. 

Police have been caught on camera tasering Franklin Elmes (pictured, left), the son of a high-profile chef during a stand-off on Australia Day

Footage shows the 20-year-old holding a knife to his throat and threatening to harm himself before an officer tasered him, causing him to fall down the stairs

Footage shows the 20-year-old holding a knife to his throat and threatening to harm himself before an officer tasered him, causing him to fall down the stairs

Franklin is the son of Darren Elmes, 50, a former head chef at the popular Bondi eatery, Ravesis, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The footage shows the 50-year-old yelling at police to leave his son alone.

Mr Elmes was then punched by an officer and sprayed in the face with capsicum spray.

He was charged with hindering and assaulting police but Magistrate Mary Ryan threw out the charges, and demanded the state pay him $20,000 in legal costs.

Franklin is the son of Darren Elmes (pictured), 50, a former head chef at the popular Bondi eatery, Ravesis

Franklin is the son of Darren Elmes (pictured), 50, a former head chef at the popular Bondi eatery, Ravesis

Mr Elmes was then punched by an officer and sprayed in the face with capsicum spray

Mr Elmes was then punched by an officer and sprayed in the face with capsicum spray

Mr Elmes was hospitalised following the confrontation, where he was treated for cuts on his face and legs, and a knife wound to his hand.    

The officers’ case faltered when the chef’s lawyer Paul McGirr successfully argued the police illegally entered his property.

The court heard that the confrontation began as police suspected Franklin to be involved in a group of men who punched a taxi driver.

Taxi driver, Daljit Dhillon allegedly reported to police that two young men left his cab without paying before a third punched him in the face and ran into Mr Elmes’ home. 

The footage shows the 50-year-old (pictured with wife) yelling at police to leave his son alone

The footage shows the 50-year-old (pictured with wife) yelling at police to leave his son alone

The officers' case faltered when the chef's lawyer Paul McGirr successfully argued the police illegally entered his property

The officers’ case faltered when the chef’s lawyer Paul McGirr successfully argued the police illegally entered his property

Mr Dhillon told police that he believed the man who assaulted him was in his 30’s and was bald, which wasn’t a match to Franklin.

The court heard Franklin had prior involvement with police.

Due to the conflicting descriptions, police were unable to prove ‘reasonable suspicion’ to legally enter the property.

This meant everything the officers did afterwards was unlawful, the court heard.

Ms Ryan told the court that Senior Constable Nicholas Kidd was adamant to enter the house without a warrant.

Franklin’s charged were dismissed in June under mental health laws and the condition that he would attend drug and alcohol rehabilitation.    

Footage shows the 20-year-old holding a knife to his throat and being tasered by police

Footage shows the 20-year-old holding a knife to his throat and being tasered by police

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