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Investigator to see shooting site
Lewannick Farm
Ian Bynoe will visit the scene on Wednesday
The police complaints commissioner is to visit the scene of a shooting by officers in Cornwall in which a 53-year-old man died.

Ian Bynoe from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will go to Lewannick, where the man was shot at 0125 BST on Tuesday.

Police officers were first called to the isolated address on Monday evening to a domestic incident.

The man was shot by firearms officers after a four-hour siege.

Forensic evidence

An IPCC spokesman said a team of eight investigators would carry out the inquiry.

Officers from another force will assist the IPCC team's investigation, which will involve interviewing members of the Devon and Cornwall force about the incident.

The IPCC spokesman said the investigation system aimed to carry out the inquiry more quickly than under previous arrangements.

Copies of the report would go to the Devon and Cornwall force, the coroner and, routinely, to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The IPCC said the victim's family would be kept informed of progress.

Police have not yet named the man, who is believed to have recently moved to the area from Crawley, West Sussex.

It is not yet known whether there was anybody else in the house at the time of the shooting, or how many shots were fired.

Investigation as police shoot man
04 May 04  |  Cornwall

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