A man armed with a ‘sword-like weapon’ was shot dead outside a police station yesterday.
He was gunned down after breaching a secure car park and smashing the windows of parked vehicles.
So much for 'secure car park'...
Six shots were heard by Mark Baxter, who works at a nearby motor firm.
‘I was in reception with my colleague when there was suddenly a series of bangs,’ said the 59-year-old.
‘We looked at each other and knew instantly it wasn’t a car backfiring. There were two sharp blasts, two shots afterwards, a little delay and then two more shots.
‘We went outside and a lot of police officers were there. We saw there was someone on the ground with a guy stood over him with a gun, a police officer with a rifle and then they shut the road off.’
So much for 'marksmen'...
Derbyshire Constabulary said armed officers were called to the scene after a man was seen ‘armed with a knife in the secure car park’ of the police station.
A spokesman added: ‘A police firearm was discharged. The man, whose identity is unknown, sustained a gunshot injury and East Midlands Ambulance Service were requested to attend.’
So much for accuracy...