Man shot by police in Keynsham

Armed police have shot a man on Minsmere Road in Keynsham during a domestic incident.

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IPCC statement on Keynsham shooting

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has issued a statement regarding its investigation into the circumstances of the shooting of a 47-year-old man by Avon and Somerset police officers on 7 May 2013 in Minsmere Road, Keynsham, near Bristol.

An emergency call was made to the police by a woman at about 6.10pm, who reported a man at the property was making threats with a firearm.

A police armed response unit was sent to the address. As a result of the shooting, the man is currently in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, where he is being treated for injuries to his leg.

"This was a very serious incident and will be investigated thoroughly. IPCC investigators are in the process of interviewing significant witnesses and have secured the firearms from both the police and the man and these will be forensically examined. "We expect to be able to release more detailed information after we have independently verified it.”

– IPCC Commissioner Rachel Cerfontyne

Full report: Update on man shot by police in Keynsham

A man is under arrest in hospital tonight after being shot in the leg by police.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been called in following the events in Keynsham near Bristol.

Police say they opened fire after being threatened by the armed man who was in a wheelchair and who is registered disabled. The road where the drama unfolded in front of shocked neighbours has been closed while investigations continue.

Richard Payne reports:


Keynsham residents 'thanked' for their patience

Police who shot a man in Keynsham have confirmed they were responding to a domestic incident involving a firearm.

The matter has been referred to the IPCC and the Force's Professional Standards Department.

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure residents and our wider communities that this was an isolated incident - extremely rare in Avon and Somerset - but specifically in a community like Keynsham.

Our firearms officers undergo specialist training to deal with incidents involving firearms.

Last night was an example where we responded quickly to keep the wider public safe."

– Chief Superintendent Geoff Spicer, District Commander for Bath and North East Somerset Police District

A man in his 40s, who uses a wheelchair, was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Police shooting referred to IPCC

Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed that the shooting of a man in Keynsham on Tuesday night has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Officers say they were threatened by a man with a firearm.

The injured man is under arrest and in a stable condition in hospital.

We have referred the matter to the IPCC and will support them in their investigations."

– Chief Superintendent Geoff Spicer, District Commander for Bath and North East Somerset Police District


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