Two officers seriously injured as man shot by police in Scunthorpe

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Humberside Police confirmed a man was shot by officers called to Theodore Road, Scunthorpe, on Wednesday night. (Google)
Humberside Police confirmed a man was shot by officers called to Theodore Road, Scunthorpe, on Wednesday night. (Google)

Two officers have been seriously injured in an incident in Scunthorpe which also resulted in a man being shot by police.

Humberside Police confirmed a man was shot by officers called to Theodore Road on Wednesday night, and is in a stable condition.

The force confirmed that two officers were hurt but did not say how, adding that they were “taken to hospital for treatment for serious injuries” after tackling an armed suspect.

Deputy Chief Constable Paul Anderson said: “There is currently a scene in place on Theodore Road, Scunthorpe, following a police incident yesterday evening.

“We received a call shortly before 6.30pm from a member of the public reporting concern for safety in relation to a man allegedly carrying weapons inside an address.

Two police officers were taken to hospital with serious injuries. (Getty/stock photo)
Two police officers were taken to hospital with serious injuries. (Getty/stock photo)

“Officers were quickly deployed and a cordon was put in place to ensure the safety of those nearby.

“During the incident, the man was shot by police. He was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a stable condition.

“Two police officers were also injured whilst responding to the incident. Both were taken to hospital for treatment for serious injuries.”

Anderson added: “Those officers are being supported by their line managers, the Police Federation and our wider welfare team – as are all their colleagues who attended the incident.”

He said a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

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