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Man shot dead by police in Culcheth, Cheshire

A man has been shot dead after a car was stopped by armed police officers in Cheshire during "a planned operation".

The shooting happened at about 19:20 GMT on Saturday as armed officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) stopped a car in Culcheth.

GMP Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said officers performed first aid on the man but he died at the scene.

Danny Savage reports.

  • 04 Mar 2012
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