Inquest sees moment police shoot dead 24-year-old man

Mail Online | 11/9/2016 | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
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A man who was shot dead by police was brandishing kitchen knives at officers and threatening to kill his partner, an inquest heard.

Josh Pitt, 24, was involved in a stand-off with police at his home after Katherine Moore called to report that she had been beaten and locked inside their flat while he went to the shops.

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Mr Pitt then returned home to find Ms Moore attempting to barricade herself inside a bedroom, according to a recording of the 999 call.

He then locked the front door, trapping them inside the flat.

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Firearms officers then knocked down the door of the flat in Hibbert Street, Luton, on November 9 2016, before shooting Mr Pitt.

Neil Chapel, the 999 call handler who spoke to Ms Moore, told the inquest at The Court House in Ampthill that Mr Pitt shouted 'she's my lover, I will kill her'.

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'He sounded out of control and extremely aggressive,' he added.

When Ms Moore first called police, she told them her boyfriend was on a trip to the town centre that would take about half an hour.

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'He has already said that if you call the police he is going to put me in a headlock,' she said on the phone during the 999 call, which was played in court.

After being advised to barricade herself in to one room of the house,...
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