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Inquest into man shot dead by police near M5 adjourned

Spencer Ashworth's body was identified by his mother. Credit: SWNS

The inquest into the death of a man who was shot dead by armed police in Portishead has been adjourned to next year, 2018.

29-year-old Spencer Ashworth was shot by Avon and Somerset Police firearms officers on the A369 Portbury Hundred shortly after 9.30am on Wednesday, 27 September.

An inquest into the death of Ashworth, who was a courier driver, was opened and adjourned.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into the circumstances around the shooting is ongoing.

Portbury Hundred reopens following IPCC investigation

The IPCC is carrying out an investigation of the incident. Credit: ITV West Country

The Portbury Hundred (A369) near the M5 J19 has reopened following an IPCC investigation into yesterday's fatal incident.

Avon and Somerset Police has thanked people affected by the closure for their patience.

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