Tuesday 22 August 2017

Man 'waving axe around' shot by police during serious incident

General view of the cordoned-off scene around Charles Street, in Hull, where a 31-year-old man was shot and injured by police. Photo: Amy Murphy/PA Wire
General view of the cordoned-off scene around Charles Street, in Hull, where a 31-year-old man was shot and injured by police. Photo: Amy Murphy/PA Wire
General view of the cordoned-off scene around Charles Street, in Hull, where a 31-year-old man was shot and injured by police. Photo: Amy Murphy/PA Wire
General view of the cordoned-off scene around Charles Street, in Hull, where a 31-year-old man was shot and injured by police. Photo: Amy Murphy/PA Wire
General view of the cordoned-off scene around Charles Street, in Hull, where a 31-year-old man was shot and injured by police. Photo: Amy Murphy/PA Wire
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Police in the UK have shot a man following a serious incident in Hull.

umberside Police said the incident happened after armed officers were sent to the Holderness Road area of Hull on Tuesday morning "following reports of concerns for the safety of the public in relation to a man" near a post office.

A force spokesman said: "The man, who cannot be named, is now receiving medical attention.

"An investigation is under way and the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is standard practice in such incidents.

"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time."

The area around Charles Street, near Hull city centre, was cordoned off on Tuesday morning and there was a large police presence.

Fire officers could be seen erecting large screens in a car park in Francis Street and there appeared to be a red and white screen in place outside a building.

Office workers stood outside the building watching as police stood guard at the cordons.

A man near the scene, who did not want to be named, said he believed the injured man was his cousin.

He said his cousin suffers from mental health issues and has problems with drugs.

He said: "All I've heard is one of my friends rang me and said 'Your cousin's been running around with an axe and he's been Tasered and they've shot him'. That's all I know.

"I'm going to go and find out how he is now."

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