Man shot by Sussex Police admits firearms charge

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

A man shot and injured by police in West Sussex has pleaded guilty to possessing an imitation firearm.

Ian Cogger, 56, of Borers Arms Road, Copthorne, admitted possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at Lewes Crown Court.

He was shot by officers after allegedly threatening his wife at their home on 8 November 2010, and suffered an injury to his hand and wrist.

Cogger will be sentenced on 1 April at the same court.

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

Cogger's wife was uninjured during the incident.

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

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