Wanted man shot dead by police in Brighton

Posted On 10 Feb 2011 at 3:03 pm

A man has been shot dead by armed police officers in Brighton.

Sussex Police said that the man was shot at 1.03pm today and died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital shortly afterwards.

The shooting happened in Upper Rock Gardens, Kemp Town, after armed officers were sent there to arrest a wanted man, believed to be in his forties.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed and is sending investigators to the scene.

Sussex Police said: “An area of Kemp Town around the scene has been cordoned off and there are local traffic diversions.”

A spokesman for the force said that officers were on “a pre-planned operation to locate a man wanted in connection with a number of crimes in Sussex in recent months”.

  1. Nick pannett Reply

    Ooh! The post office armed raider?

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