Police shoot man in Scunthorpe after officers seriously injured while responding to an incident | News UK Video News


A man has been shot by police after two officers were seriously injured in Scunthorpe, Humberside Police have said.

The force confirmed a man was shot by police who were called to an incident on Theodore Road on Wednesday night and is in a stable condition.

They did not say how the officers were hurt but said they were “taken to hospital for treatment for serious injuries” after tackling an armed suspect.

Deputy Chief Constable Paul Anderson said: “There is currently a scene in place on Theodore Road, Scunthorpe, following a police incident yesterday evening.

“We received a call shortly before 6.30pm from a member of the public reporting concern for safety in relation to a man allegedly carrying weapons inside an address.

“Officers were quickly deployed and a cordon was put in place to ensure the safety of those nearby.

“During the incident, the man was shot by police. He was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a stable condition.

“Two police officers were also injured whilst responding to the incident. Both were taken to hospital for treatment for serious injuries.”

Mr Anderson added: “Those officers are being supported by their line managers, the Police Federation and our wider welfare team – as are all their colleagues who attended the incident.”

He said a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.


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