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Man shot by police in Collier Row

News   •   Apr 09, 2018 08:58 BST

At approximately 03:50hrs on Monday, 9 April police were called by a man making threats and claiming he was in possession of a firearm at an address in Collier Row.

Firearms officers attended the location and were informed the man had left the address, armed with a firearm.

At approximately 04:45hrs a man - believed to be aged in his 40s - was shot by police in the vicinity of Collier Row Road and Lodge Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 05:17hrs.

Road closures remain in place around the scene.

The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed. A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.