Man shot by Sussex Police is jailed for gun charges

Police at the scene of the shooting in Copthorne
Image caption Armed police were called to the house in Copthorne at 2200 GMT on 8 November 2010

A man who was shot and injured by police in West Sussex has been jailed for 30 months for possessing imitation firearms.

Ian Cogger, 56, admitted two charges of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at an earlier hearing at Lewes Crown Court.

Cogger, of Borers Arms Road, Copthorne, was shot by officers after allegedly threatening his wife at their home.

His wife was uninjured during the incident on 8 November, 2010.

'Loud bangs'

Armed police were sent to the couple's house at 2200 GMT.

Neighbours reported hearing loud bangs, which they believed were fireworks being let off, about 55 minutes before Cogger was led to an ambulance with an injury to his hand and wrist.

He was initially admitted to the New East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, Surrey, before transferred to a hospital in London.

Following the shooting, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) launched an inquiry into the actions of the officers.

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