The event in question took place last year, but the site KillSomeTime.com uploaded this video yesterday. If I am not mistaken, most UK beat-cops do not carry firearms, and thus the two officers do not simply take the US approach and shoot the perp. One officer clearly uses pepper spray, but that doesn’t stop the him. He eventually runs and the officers were able to tackle and arrest him. I am not sure if a taser was attempted or even available.
That being said, I am pretty well fine if a cop uses deadly force when faced with this level of violence. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
I can’t embed the video, but you can see it here.