Man in critical condition after being shot by police in Hull

Aaron Walawalkar

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was shot by police in Hull.

Humberside police said armed officers were called to reports of a man in possession of a firearm in Hessle Road in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Paul Anderson, an assistant chief constable, said: “Officers were deployed to the area after a report was received that a man was in the street and believed to be in possession of a firearm.

“The man was shot by police during the incident and is currently in hospital in a critical condition. There were no other injuries sustained by anyone.”

Photos posted on social media show a blue crime scene investigation tent erected at the rear of a grey sedan that appears to have been left in the middle of the road.

Anderson said a mandatory referral had been made to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) and the incident was not believed to be terrorism-related.

An IOPC spokesman said: “We were notified by Humberside police about a police shooting in Hull in the early hours of this morning. We understand a man was shot by police and is in hospital being treated for serious injuries.

“We have attended the scene at Hessle Road and the police post-incident procedure. We are carrying out an assessment to determine whether the IOPC needs to be involved in any investigation.”

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