Two "guns" were found at the scene of a police fatal shooting in Dagenham.

A man, believed to be aged 40, died in Weston Green after shots were fired by police on Thursday (November 23).

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has confirmed that it is now investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

Police attended the scene after receiving a call just before 8pm from a man who said he wanted to take his own life.

During the phone call, the man also claimed he was in possession of loaded firearms.

Armed officers attended the scene and attempted to speak to the man.

The IOPC said body cameras worn by officers show that the man came out of the home before returning inside.

Shortly after 9pm, shots were fired by police after the man left the house again.

First aid was provided by officers at the scene however the man was pronounced dead around half an hour later.

The IOPC has now confirmed that what appear to be two non-police issue guns were found at the scene – one was located near the man and another was recovered from inside the property.

Both will now be sent for ballistic testing.

While formal identification has not yet taken place, the man’s next of kin has been informed of his death.

No one else was at the address at the time of the incident.

IOPC director Amanda Rowe said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and all of those affected by this tragic incident. We have spoken with his family to offer our sympathies and explain our role.

“Given a man has died after being shot by police, our role is to investigate all of the circumstances surrounding this incident including the actions and decisions taken by the police.

“We know there will be questions about what happened but it’s important that we establish the facts about this incident before we comment further.”

Met Police Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist said: “It is right that officers are held to account when shots are fired, and we will work with the IOPC to provide all the information they need to carry out their enquiries.

“Our armed officers are highly trained and work around the clock to keep people safe in London.

“We ask them to do an incredibly difficult job every day and make split second decisions under huge pressure. A fatal police shooting is rare.

“The officers involved in this matter are being supported as they assist the IOPC investigation.”

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