Manchester

Man hit by police Taser in Bolton died from stab wounds

The house on Salford Road in Over Hulton
Image caption Police received reports that a man had barricaded himself in his Bolton home

A man from Greater Manchester who stabbed himself and was then Tasered by police died from stab wounds, a post-mortem examination has found.

Police were called to Philip Hulme's home in Salford Road, Over Hulton, Bolton on Tuesday evening after he barricaded himself inside with a knife.

They broke in, were threatened by Mr Hulme, who had stab wounds to his stomach, and fired a Taser at him.

The 53-year-old was taken to hospital but died soon after arriving.

The matter was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) by Greater Manchester Police (GMP), as a Taser was used.

The IPCC said, because of the findings of the post-mortem examination, it would not be carrying out its own investigation.

The matter was handed back to the GMP Professional Standards Branch, who determined the officers had faced an extremely dangerous and difficult situation and tried to safely resolve the incident.

The full circumstances will be examined at an inquest.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites