Man shot dead named

Armed Greater Manchester Police officers shot a man dead after the car he was in was stopped in Culcheth, Cheshire. The incident, which took place on Saturday night, has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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Grainger family demand answers after police shooting

Anthony Grainger shot dead by police

The family Anthony Grainger are demanding answers about the circumstances surrounding his death. The 36 year old was shot by Greater Manchester Police in the Cheshire village of Culcheth following a planned operation into armed robberies. Investigations found he was unarmed.

"Their son was driving a car not armed not weapon and he was shot dead and we want to know why," Keith Dyson family solicitor.

Shooting family demand answers

The family of man shot dead by police say they need answers about the circumstances surrounding his death. 36 year old Anthony Grainger was shot by an armed officer from Greater Manchester Police in the Cheshire village of Culcheth following a planned operation into armed robberies.

An initial investigation has found he wasn't armed. His family say Mr Grainger had no convictions for robbery or any other violent offences.

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No weapons found in Grainger vehicle

Grainger was shot dead in a red Audi Credit: ITV Granada

The IPCC has confirmed there were no weapons found in the vehicle in which Anthony Grainger was shot dead.

The police watchdog, called in as a matter of course when an officer discharges a firearm, confirmed two officers fired their weapons in the operation.

Police shooting latest

Police are trying to reassure residents in a village in Cheshire after a man was shot dead by officers when he was sitting in a car. Anthony Grainger, 35, was killed by after a marksman from Greater Manchester Police opened fire in a ' pre -planned operation.' Elaine Willcox has the story:

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