Man who died after being pulled over by armed police from Leicestershire on the A52 near Bingham, Nottinghamshire is named locally as Matt Simmons
The body of a man who died in a police incident on the A52 has been named locally as 46-year-old Matt Simmons.
Police say the investigation into the death – which occurred on the A52 Bingham bypass last Thursday and led to a long road closure – is still ongoing.
Many formal details are yet to be confirmed by police – but several local sources have confirmed to this paper that Mr Simmons as the man found dead in a matter that was automatically referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
A statement at the time of the incident explained: "At around 12:30am on Thursday (November 9), as part of the ongoing investigation, Leicestershire armed officers stopped a vehicle on the A52 Bingham bypass in Nottinghamshire.
"Officers approached the vehicle where the male driver was found to have suffered a serious injury to his head. Despite the efforts of officers to provide immediate first aid to the man, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
"In line with procedure, a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) which have begun an independent investigation into the man’s death.
"The force will fully cooperate with this investigation."
A non-police-issued firearm was reported as being found in the dead man's car.
A timeline of the events that have led to this point – in a case which also involves a murder investigation - can be found here.
"No preliminary cause of death has been released," said a spokesman from the IOPC.
"The inquest date has not yet been announced."