Inquest into death of St Neots man shot dead by police to be opened

Shooting, Duck Lane, St Neots,

Shooting, Duck Lane, St Neots, - Credit: Archant

An inquest into the death of a man from St Neots who was shot dead by police will be opened on Monday.

A hearing will take place at Lawrence Court, in Princes Street, Huntingdon, with the senior coroner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to confirm the identity of Richard Davies, who died in St Neots on October 21.

Proceedings will then be adjourned.

An investigation into the death of the father-of-three is currently being undertaken by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Mr Davies, 41, died from the injuries he sustained after being shot by a police marksmen in Duck Lane.

It was the first time that officers from Cambridgeshire police have fired a gun at an incident the county and the case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission for investigation.

The incident unfolded after police were called, at 7.45pm to reports that people in a property in Duck Lane were concerned for their safety.

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Officers attended the scene and, at just after 8pm, Mr Davies was shot by a firearms officer.

The Magpas air ambulance and East of England Ambulance Service were both called to attend but Mr Davies was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Mr Davies, a father-of-three, was an employee of Bosch Rexroth, in St Neots.