• Luke Johnston

Man dies after armed incident

Cumbria police have earlier today confirmed that the 63-year-old man from near Penrith involved in the armed incident this morning has died following an armed standoff with police.

Police officers say the man shot himself at 10:50am this morning at Hardendale Quarry near Shap.

It followed an 11-hour incident involving armed officers who cordoned off an area around the quarry.

The deceased’s family have been updated and are being supported by officers.

The Coroner has been informed.

"Officers would like to reassure the wider public that there was no perceived risk to them during this incident.

In line with normal procedures, the Constabulary referred the matter immediately to the Independent Office for Police Conduct."



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