Man with an axe ‘shot by police’ after city centre rampage

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Man with an axe

Police have closed off a large part of Hull city centre (Picture: Twitter)

A man with an axe is believed to have been shot by police in Hull this morning.

Local reports suggest that he was attacking a car with the axe and had been shot twice.

They said they saw an injured man on Charles Street, off Freetown Way, and a cordon has been put in place.

Kevin Hollis told the Hull Daily Mail: ‘I’ve been told that a guy with an axe was attacking a car, and he was shot twice.’

Another man walking his dog added: ‘Everywhere you go there’s a copper. It must be quite serious.’

Buildings in the area have been put into lockdown with closures in Raywell Street and Francis Street.

This is a breaking news story and is being updated.