30/Aug/2014 - Last News Update: 18:50

Gunman threatens police at Runcorn house

Category: England

Published: 4th Aug 2012 15:34:46

A man threatened police with a gun and was found minutes later with a gunshot wound to the head, officers said.

Cheshire Police were called to a house in Heath Road, Runcorn, at 09:15 BST to reports of a man, who was known to the householder, using threatening behaviour and refusing to leave.

When they arrived unarmed officers were threatened with a firearm and later heard a single gunshot, police said.

The man was found wounded close to the property with the shotgun nearby.

He was airlifted to hospital.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, but have appealed for information.

Source:
BBC News External Link Show Citation

Latest News

Harvard Citation

BBC News, 2012. Gunman threatens police at Runcorn house [Online] (Updated 4th Aug 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/1444497/Gunman-threatens-police-at-Runcorn-house [Accessed 30th Aug 2014]

News In Other Categories

  • Woman completes clock tower abseil on wedding day

    A bride with a fear of heights has taken the plunge hours before her wedding by abseiling down a 190ft (60m) clock tower.
  • Bristol Academy extends reach overseas with first foreign students

    With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol based S&B Automotive Academy, is showcasing its world-class facilities by launching a series of foreign student exchanges for the first time in its 41-year history. To get a flavour of what life is like as an apprentice in the UK, the Academy hosted 16 apprentice engineers and bus drivers from the G9 Automotive College in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a Europe-wide vocational training initiative called the ‘Leonardo Programme’ with support from the European Social Fund. In a reciprocal arrangement, S&B will be sending nine apprentices to Germany during February 2012 so that they can get an appreciation of life in the automotive industry on the Continent. A further three German exchange groups are being planned for next year. Designed to assist the development of vocational skills and training across Europe, including work placements for trainees, the Leonardo Programme has a budget of €1.75bn, which is helping to encourage UK organisations to work with their counterparts abroad. In what is expected to be another challenging year for employers in the UK automotive sector, S&B’s Chief Executive, Jon Winter, claims that the exchange initiative will bring many benefits to the Academy and its apprentices: “In a world of global automotive brands, it’s important for our learners to understand the international context of the industry they have chosen to make their career. This new exchange programme will enable apprentices and Academy staff alike to achieve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the automotive arena in Europe. With the Academy’s influence also extending to the USA and Asia, there’s every possibility that this initiative could move further afield in the future.” Continued Winter: “The need for skilled technicians across the world is on the increase and we actively encourage our apprentices to look at broader horizons during their training. Many of them have already learned the phrase ‘Vorsprung durch Gelehrtheit’, quite simply, ‘Advancement through learning.” In the 2010/11 academic year, S&B doubled the number of successful Apprenticeships over the previous year with some 350 apprentices graduating from the Academy. At the same time, achievement levels reached an all-time high with an overall success rate of 85%. For those learners on the Advanced Apprenticeship three-year programme, success rates were even higher, at over 98%. PHOTO CAPTION: As part of their exchange visit, S&B Automotive Academy arranged for the German apprentices to visit Hampshire bus operator, Bluestar, at its Barton Park depot. The students are pictured with S&B’s Andy West (3rd right) and Steve Prewett, Bluestar’s Area Engineering Manager (2nd right). Ends http://www.sandbaa.com
  • Victorian Strangeness: The pig singing competition

    Cheer/groan (delete according to mindset): The X Factor is back. Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of the show's Victorian forebear, where the hopefuls had to sing while carrying a pig.
  • Victorian Strangeness: The pig singing competition

    Cheer/groan (delete according to mindset): The X Factor is back. Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of the show's Victorian forebear, where the hopefuls had to sing while carrying a pig.
  • Co-op Group members to cast crucial vote on company reforms

    Members of the troubled Co-operative Group are due to meet for a final vote on reforming how the business is run.
  • US Open: Petra Kvitova in shock loss to Aleksandra Krunic

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova became the latest shock exit in the women's draw at the US Open with a third-round loss to qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.