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First photos: Police guard shooting scene

Police on guard in North Way, Seaford, where a man was shot by armed officers Credit: ITV Meridian

Sussex Police officers have cordoned off an area in North Way, Seaford, after a man was shot by armed officers in the early hours. There was an exchange of shots between a 62-year-old local man and police. He is in a critical but stable condition in hospital. Two officers were also slightly injured.

Officers preparing to analyse the scene Credit: ITV Meridian

Thieves shoot man and take his van

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 43-year-old man was injured as he tried to prevent thieves from stealing his van near his home in Rye.

The victim was told men were trying to break into his Toyota Hilux van in Rye Harbour Road just before midnight on Saturday, 11th August.

He went out to investigate and was confronted by men, who drove at him with their dark coloured car. He jumped out of the way and was shot at with an air rifle suffering injuries to his face. The callous thieves then towed away his van, which has an Environment Agency sign on it, and made off.

This was a violent attack and we are doing all we can to trace these men. The van was found just over an hour later in Charing, Kent, and it is being forensically examined. The victim is being treated for pellet wounds to his face and we will be talking to him to get as much information as possible. Extensive enquiries are being made and I would urge anyone with information to contact detectives on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Inspector Hannah Willard, Sussex Police

The victim is being treated for his injuries at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and his condition is stable.


Police shoot man in Woking stand-off

A man is being treated in hospital after he was shot by police at a property in Surrey.

Armed response units were called to an address in Knaphill, Woking, just after 10pm last night following reports that a man was armed and was intending to harm himself and others, Surrey Police said.

Bomb disposal experts also attended over concerns that explosives may have been inside the property in Oak Tree Road.

A police cordon was set up and a number of residents were evacuated from their homes.

The man, in his 40s, was later shot at the scene before being taken to hospital, police said. It is not known how serious his injuries are.

Another man, aged in his 30s, was arrested and remains in police custody.

Officers also recovered a firearm from the scene. It has yet to be examined by experts.

Man due in court after shooting

A man is due in court after Wiltshire shooting Credit: ITV News

A sixty two year old is to appear before magistrates in Salisbury later, charged with the attempted murder of a man at a solicitor's office. James Ward is fighting for his life after being shot in the head at Morris, Goddard and Ward in Devizes on Monday.

Michael Raymond Chudley is also charged with threats to kill, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and carrying a firearm with criminal intent.

Man being questioned about Wiltshire shooting

A 62-year-old man is being questioned about a shooting at a solicitors in Wiltshire. A man was shot in the head at the offices of Morris, Goddard and Ward in Devizes yesterday. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The local community is understandably shocked by the events and we appreciate their co-operation. A weapon we believe to have been used in the incident has been recovered. The male victim sustained life-threatening head injuries and was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. His family are with him at the hospital.

– Wiltshire Police spokesperson

The man arrested is being held at Melksham Police Station. A number of roads around the Market Place in Devizes were cordoned off by police, who said they would remain closed while its major crime investigation team examined the scene.

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