POLICE said shots were fired and a man died following a ‘serious incident’ in Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes: Police cordon scene of incident in Two Mile Ash

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A mandatory independent investigation into police conduct during the incident has been launched. Officers were called to Denmead, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes at around 9.40am on Friday morning after reports of an ongoing ‘serious disturbance’ at a residence.

Thames Valley Police said in a statement: “Within minutes officers attended the scene, [and] a forced entry was made into a property, acting on witness information.

“On entry officers observed a man in his 30s, who appeared to be deceased, as well as a young child with serious injuries.

“They encountered a man in his 20s, within the property.

“At this early stage of the investigation, it is understood that officers deployed Taser, before shots were fired at the man.”

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Investigation launched after police shoot and kill man in Milton Keynes (Image: Getty Images)

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The force described it as a ‘serious incident’ (Image: Getty Images)

The force described it as a “serious incident”.

Thames Valley Police said immediate first aid was given by officers to the man in his 20s before he was treated by ambulance crews.

However, the man was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been notified as part of a mandatory referral and they have launched an independent investigation.

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The police statement added: “The young child was taken from the property and was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where they remain.

“The man in his 30s was sadly also confirmed dead at the scene.

“The next of kin of both men have been informed.”

Thames Valley Police have advised that a scene watch is currently in place around the address in Denmead – and is likely to be in place for a number of days.

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Police have advised a scene watch is in place (Image: Getty Images)

Christian Bunt, Assistant Chief Constable, said: “What has happened this morning can only be described as absolutely tragic and will no doubt have an impact on the community.

“Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by this incident.

“Our Major Crime Unit are working closely with the IOPC to understand exactly what has happened.

“At this stage no one else is being sought in relation to this investigation and we are seeking to support everyone involved.

“Members of the community will see an increased police presence.

“We would ask anyone who has any concerns or information to please speak to one of our uniformed officers.”

Anyone who may have information is urged to call 101 or report online quoting reference 20210626-0652

If they wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.