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Armed police called after man found dead in the street

The man's death is being treated as suspicious. Credit: ITV News

Armed police were called to Weston-super-Mare after a man was found dead on the pavement.

Officers cordoned off Wadham Street in the town centre last night when residents reported hearing a gunshot. But it was later confirmed that the man had not been wounded by a firearm. A police spokesman said the death was being treated as suspicious and investigations were continuing.