'Armed' man shot in Hull street by police

Hessle Road shooting
Image caption 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.

Humberside Police Assistant Chief Constable Paul Anderson said he did not believe the incident had any connections to terrorism.

The force said no-one else was injured and a cordon remained in place.

A 100-metre section of Hessle Road - one of the busiest routes in Hull - was cordoned off, with a large number of police vehicles and officers in the area.

Forensics officers are examining a grey BMW four wheel drive vehicle that remains parked inside the cordon.

Image caption Forensic officers are working at the scene of the shooting

Dep Ch Con Chris Rowley said: "In incidents like this our officers have to make very difficult decisions in very difficult circumstances.

"I would like to reassure the local community that incidents like this are very rare.

"We do have officers in the area and if anyone in the area is concerned I would encourage them to speak to one of those officers."

He said the man who had been shot was in a "critical but stable " condition in hospital.

"Our thoughts are with the family of the man and also with those officers who were involved in the incident," he added.

In a statement the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) 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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