Man seriously injured in armed police shooting in ongoing Runcorn ‘incident’

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A man has been shot and seriously injured after a stand-off with police in Runcorn, Cheshire.

Officers were called to an address at approximately 1:20pm on Wednesday afternoon after receiving concerned reports about the safety of a man there.

When police arrived on the scene they found the man at the Knoll, an area of the town.

"During the incident a police firearm was discharged," Cheshire Police said in a statement.

"The man sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital."

There is still a significant police presence in the area, with armed officers surrounding houses and a number of police cars on the scene.

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An air ambulance also landed at the scene.

Witnesses reported hearing "two popping noises" before officer arrived, leading to local speculation that there may have been a shooting.

An elderly woman was riding a mobility scooter past the scene of the shooting and was told by police to get inside, Cheshire Live reports.

The local Uplands community centre has been taped off by police. A cordon remains in place in the area.

Chief Inspector Sarah Heath, from Runcorn Local Policing Unit, said: "I would like to reassure the local community that this is an isolated incident and there is no risk to the public.

"Officers will remain in the area as we continue with our enquiries and I would urge anyone with any concerns to speak to an officer.

"In line with normal procedure, the incident has been referred to the Independent office for Police Conduct."

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone with any video footage, is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 778324 or visit

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