Man shot in Hull street by armed police

Hessle Road Hull shooting
The man was shot by armed officers on Hessle Road

A man is in a critical condition after being shot in the street by police.

Officers were called to reports of a man “believed to be in possession of a firearm” in Hessle Road in Hull in the early hours of Sunday.

The man was shot by officers and taken from the scene for treatment at an unnamed hospital.

A senior officer said he did not believe the incident had any terrorism connections.

Humberside Police said no-one else sustained injuries and a cordon remains in place.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Anderson said: “We are still in the very early stages of the investigation, however we do not believe this incident to have any terrorism connection or links.”

Hessle Road shooting
Forensic officers are working at the scene of the shooting


In a statement the Independent Office for Police Conduct 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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