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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.

41-year-old Richard Davies died from a single wound to the chest in October 2015

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

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