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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Police say A369 to remain closed "for a number of hours" after incident

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Portishead say the Portbury Hundred (A369) from J19 of the M5 to Portishead will remain closed "for a number of hours" following an incident this morning in which a man died.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary say diversions are in place and they are asking motorists to use alternative routes.

We thank anyone affected for their patience and understanding.

– Avon and Somerset Police

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