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Collier Row shooting: Roads reopen at site where man was shot dead by police

PUBLISHED: 08:08 10 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:12 10 April 2018

Police and forensic team at the scene of the police shooting at the Esso garage on Collier Row Road

Police and forensic team at the scene of the police shooting at the Esso garage on Collier Row Road

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Roads have been reopened at the scene where a man was shot dead by police in Collier Row yesterday (April 9).

Police were called at around 4am yesterday by a man making threats and claiming that he had a gun at a house in Collier Row.

Firearms officers attended the scene and were told that the man had left the address armed with a gun.

At around 4.45am a man - believed to be in his 40s - was shot by police in the Collier Row Road and Lodge Lane area.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 5.17am.

Road closures were put in place around the scene while forensic officers investigated the scene, causing a build up a traffic in neighbouring streets.

But the roads have now been reopened.

A Met Police spokesman said: “The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed. A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.”

A spokesman from the IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct) told the Recorder: “We are investigating a fatal police shooting in Romford this morning.

“We were notified of the incident in Collier Row Road, Romford by the MPS earlier this morning.

“We have deployed investigators to the scene and to police post-incident procedure to begin enquiries.”

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