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Police say officers who shot dead man were on planned operation | UK news | The Guardian

Armed officers who shot a man dead in a countryside village on Saturday were on a planned operation, police have said.

Residents in the village of Culcheth, Cheshire, were left terrified when officers shot the man after the car he was in was stopped at about 7.20pm.

It remains unclear what prompted the incident, which is being investigated by the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Greater Manchester police confirmed its officers were deployed on a pre-planned operation in Cheshire. "As a result, one man was shot and suffered fatal injuries. This matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission who will be carrying out an independent investigation and Greater Manchester police is unable to comment further at this stage."

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Sun Mar 4th, 2012 at 12:43:50 PM EST
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Not overly confident that anything will be found.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Mar 4th, 2012 at 03:29:30 PM EST
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Nice of them to admit they planned to shoot him.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Mar 5th, 2012 at 03:08:55 AM EST
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