Inquest into man shot dead by police hears 999 calls made by children

  • Watch a report on day 2 of the inquest by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

An inquest looking at the death of a Cambridgeshire man shot and killed by police has heard transcripts of 999 calls made by his children.

41-year-old Richard Davis died in October 2015 after a stand-off at his home in St Neots.

He fired a hand-made pistol at police six times before being shot by an armed officer.

The jury heard how his children had told call handlers they'd been tied up by their father and threatened with a kitchen knife.

The children managed to alert their mother and escape by jumping from upstairs windows.

The inquest is expected to last two-and-a-half weeks.

The hand made gun and live ammunition were found in the house Credit: ITV News Anglia