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Man dies in police firearms incident near Portishead

A man died yesterday in an incident involving police firearms on the A369.

The incident is under investigation by the IPCC. The road has now been reopened.

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Council releases advice for people trying to get to Portishead following incident

Police Scientific Investigations officers are investigating the scene. Credit: ITV West Country

North Somerset Council has released advice for people trying to get to Portishead following this morning's incident in which a man died.

The Portbury Hundred (A369) at Portishead is likely to be closed for the next few hours following a police incident.

The road is closed in both directions from Junction 19 to its junction with Conference Avenue, including Sheepway and Station Road in Portbury.

The surrounding area is very congested, so best to avoid it if at all possible.

Caswell Lane is closed at the junction with Naish Hill in Clapton-in-Gordano and Nortons Wood lane, junction Walton road (B3124) is also closed.

If you are heading home to Portishead tonight either northbound or southbound on the M5 then your best route home is via Clevedon Junction 20 and using the B3124 towards Portishead.

Your patience with fellow motorists tonight would be greatly appreciated.

– North Somerset Council

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