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Mentally ill man shot by police

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A resident of Redemption Sharpes, who is said to have a history of mental illness was up to press time nursing a gunshot wound to his left thigh after being shot by police.{{more}}

According to head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Assistant Superintendent or Police (ASP) Sydney James, on Saturday, February 28 a little after 6 p.m, police were dispatched to Redemption Sharpes where the man, Ian Wiltshire had been pelting villagers with stones.

The man is reported to have also attacked police officers, who entered his dwelling in an attempt to apprehend him.

Wiltshire is said to have charged the officers with an object, following which, he was shot.(KW)

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