Sussex

Man shot by Sussex police in court on firearm charge

Police at the scene of the shooting in Copthorne
Image caption Armed police were called to the house in Copthorne at 2200 GMT on 8 November

A man shot and injured by police in West Sussex has appeared before Crawley magistrates charged with possessing an imitation firearm.

Ian Cogger, 56, was remanded in custody to face trial at Lewes Crown Court on 4 February next year.

He was shot by officers after allegedly threatening his wife at their home.

Armed police were sent to their house in Borers Arms Road, Copthorne, at 2200 GMT on 8 November. Mr Cogger suffered an injury to his hand and wrist.

His wife was uninjured.

Mr Cogger is accused of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Following the shooting, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) launched an inquiry into the actions of the officers.

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