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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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West Mercia Police says it received reports of of a man "pointing a gun at another motorist" an hour before fatal incident near Portishead

Police forensic experts have been investigating the scene of the incident. Credit: ITV West Country

West Mercia Police says it received reports of of a man "pointing a gun at another motorist" near Junction 8 of the M5 an hour before a fatal incident near Portishead.

At 8.30am yesterday (Wednesday 27 September) we received a report of a man in a vehicle pointing a gun at another motorist near to junction 8 of the M5. The incident was passed on to the Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG).

The IPCC has been informed of this incident.

– West Mercia Police

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