Father pays tribute to 'much loved son' shot dead by police

The father of man shot dead by police in Hull has described him as a "very much loved son and friend, with a caring, giving nature"

Lewis Skelton died after being tasered and shot by armed officers, after reports he was carrying an axe in Hull on Tuesday morning.

Flowers at the scene of the shooting Credit: ITV News

Humberside Police said armed officers had been sent to the Holderness Road area at about 9:20am following the reports of a man carrying an axe.

There are reports Lewis Skelton was carrying an axe in Hull on Tuesday morning

The Independent Police Complaints Commision (IPCC), which is investigating the shooting, said: "At this stage, the IPCC understands that officers fired more than one shot at the man, at around 09:35 on Francis Street.