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Driver shot 10 times by during armed incident on A369 near M5

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A man has died following an “incident with police firearms” on the M5 near Bristol after armed Officers stopped the car on the A369 close to the M5 before shooting into the vehicle.

Officers are believed to have fired a number of rounds into the car before dragging out a suspect and resuscitating him.

A man has died after an “incident involving police firearms” in Portishead near Bristol, Avon and Somerset Police has said.

Witnesses described seeing a car being stopped on the A369 close to the M5 and officers shoot into the vehicle.

One eyewitness who does not wish to be named has told Police Hour “i was near to the car when officers forced it to a stop maybe 8 – 10 rounds were fired by officers”

David Ellison said he saw police “back off from a car and then they surrounded it”.

Frazer Phillips, from Bristol, “I was right next to it when it happened and heard about 4-5 shots.”

Mark De Lancey added: “I got up on the roundabout as the police were smashing the guys windows and dragging him out.”

Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed this was a fast-moving incident and has now been referred to the IPCC.

The A369 will remain closed for a number of hours.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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