BREAKING Man with AXE on rampage in Hull shot by police city put on lockdown


Police have confirmed a 31-year-old man was shot by officers at 9.37am this morning, after they received reports of concern for the public due to a potentially dangerous individual.

Witnesses say they saw an injured man, who they believed to be carrying an axe, in the street after hearing what they thought could have been gun shots.

Workman Kevin Hollis,  who was walking back to a nearby site said: “I”ve been told that a guy with an axe was attacking a car, and he was shot twice. He”s dead apparently.”

One man, who lives on Caroline Street out walking his Yorkshire terrier, said: “Everywhere you go there”s a copper.

”It must be quite serious. It can”t be an accident because they wouldn”t shut this many roads.”

Police have cordoned off Charles Street, off Freetown Way, while a separate cordon has been placed around the Case Training building.

Parts of nearby roads Raywell Street, Caroline Place and Francis Street have also been roped off.

In a statement Humberside Police said: “We can confirm that a 31-year-old man was injured at 9.37am today after shots were fired by officers.

“We deployed armed officers to the Holderness Road area shortly after 9.20am, following reports of concerns for the safety of the public in relation to a man seen near the Post Office in Holderness Road, Hull.

“The man, who cannot be named, is now receiving medical attention.

“An investigation is underway and the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is standard practice in such incidents.

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time.

“As such, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this stage.”

Onlookers have been advised not to leave buildings in the area, as the city remains on lockdown.

Armed police can be seen scouring the streets.

Abdul Bhaji,  who lives on Francis Street, said: “I just came back from work and they said “You can”t go down, stop there. I”m going back to the warehouse, it”s cold.”

Emergency services, including paramedics and fire fighters, remain at the scene.

More to follow…