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A52 between Bingham and Grantham Areas in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire remains closed due to ongoing police investigation

A major road where a man died after armed police pulled over his car as part of an ongoing murder investigation, remains closed.

A cordon remains in place along the A52 after a 21.8km stretch of the major road was shut between the A46 in Saxondale, near Bingham, Nottinghamshire, and the A1 in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

National Highways confirmed that the stretch of the A52 remains shut.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday (November 9) morning and has been referred to the Independent Officer for Police Conduct (IOPC) who have begun an independent investigation into the man’s death.

An IOPC spokesperson said: “On Thursday, we were notified by Leicestershire Police about an incident at around 12.30am on the A52 Bingham bypass in Nottinghamshire where armed officers involved in a murder investigation had followed a man driving a silver coloured Mazda Tamura.

“We were advised that, after making the vehicle stop, the officers found the 46-year-old driver had a serious head injury and gave immediate first aid.

"Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"A non-police issue firearm was also discovered in the vehicle.

“The coroner has been informed.

“After being notified by the force we sent investigators to the scene and to the police post-incident procedures in Leicester.

"We have since declared an independent investigation, and that will consider the circumstances of the police involvement.

"Initial accounts have been provided by officers involved and we have also gathered police body-worn footage for review.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died, and all those affected by this incident.”

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