Man shot by police in Dorset

Officers investigating a serious assault have shot a man in Bournemouth. 

Aug 8, 2018
By Website Editor

Dorset Police has referred the incident on Tuesday evening (August 7) to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. 

The force said officers investigating a serious assault in the town on Thursday (August 2), stopped a vehicle containing two men and a woman. One of the men was shot in the arm by police officers. 

A spokesperson said: “At 8.26pm on Tuesday August 7, 2018, armed officers stopped a vehicle containing three people along Castle Lane West in Bournemouth. This was in relation to an ongoing investigation into a reported serious assault in Wimborne Road on Thursday 2 August.

“During the incident, police discharged a firearm. One man from the vehicle sustained a gunshot wound to the arm and was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.” 

The second man, a 36-year-old, was arrested at the scene.  

No-one else was injured in the incident. 

“As is normal in such circumstances the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct which is responsible for investigating the circumstances,” the force added. 

“For operational reasons we cannot go into any further details at this time.” 

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