Man shot by police in Hull stand-off dies

Published: Wednesday 30th November 2016 by The News Editor

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A man who was shot and injured by police in Hull has died in hospital, the police watchdog has said.

The 31-year-old man was shot by officers from Humberside Police who were responding to “calls from members of the public reporting a man carrying an axe”, according to a statement from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Humberside Police called in the IPCC after the incident on Tuesday.

Officers from the force were initially deployed to the H olderness Road area after “reports of concerns for the safety of the public in relation to a man”.

The shooting took place closer to the city centre, with an area around Francis Street cordoned off on Tuesday.

An IPCC statement said : “At this stage, the IPCC understands that officers fired more than one shot at the man, at around 9.35am on Francis Street. During the incident, Taser was also discharged by police.”

IPCC associate commissioner Tom Milsom said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s friends and family, and all those affected at this very difficult time.”

Eyewitness Andre Foster said he saw the man after he had been shot.

He said: “We heard two big, loud bangs, gun sounds, we looked out the window, we saw this fella on the floor, blood was gushing out of him.

“There were around six police around him, trying to stop him bleeding. I never saw an axe or anything, never saw a weapon.”

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Published: Wednesday 30th November 2016 by The News Editor

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