Man shot by police in Hersden 'still critical'

Scene of the shooting in Hersden, Kent
Image caption The IPCC have tested police Tasers and a handgun

A man who was shot by police in February is still in a "critical condition" in hospital, police say.

Marc Traylor, 40, was shot by officers on 9 February, hours after his 16-year-old daughter was found with stab wounds at a house in Hersden, near Canterbury.

An Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation is ongoing and "making good progress".

A Kent Police spokeswoman said: "The injured man remains in hospital and is receiving continuing care."

She added: "His condition is described as critical but stable."

'Ballistics expert'

A police handgun, two Tasers and a baton launcher were tested after the shooting.

An IPCC spokeswoman said: "We had the scene examined by an independent ballistics expert and they have provided us with their report. The family members present during the incident have all been interviewed.

"We have received statements from 43 police officers and three members of police staff who were involved to some capacity in the incident have provided an account to the IPCC.

"These have been a mixture of officers' original notes, statements and interviews conducted by the IPCC."

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