Thursday, 10 November 2016


An investigation is under way after a 24-year-old man was killed by police who were called to an alleged assault.


Police were called to these flats in Luton
Image Caption:Police were called to these flats in Luton
A man has been shot dead by a police firearms officer during an incident in Luton.
Bedfordshire police say officers had responded to reports a woman had been assaulted at a property in Tracey Court, off Hibbert Street around lunchtime.
Specialist armed officers were also at the scene when the 24-year-old man was shot.
He was treated by police and paramedics and then taken to hospital where he died an hour later.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will investigate the shooting. His family has been informed.  
Chief Constable Jon Boutcher said: "First and foremost our thoughts are very much with the family of the man involved in this tragic incident.
"The IPCC has been informed, as is standard protocol when someone has died following police contact, and as such it would be inappropriate for us to comment any further at this stage."
The IPCC said the investigation was at an early stage.
"Investigators have been sent to the scene and to the post-incident procedures where initial accounts will be provided," said a spokesman.
"Investigators have also been sent to the hospital to make some initial inquiries.
The man's next of kin has been notified by Bedfordshire Police and the IPCC will be contacting them to inform them of our role."