AN Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation into a fatal police shooting in Carlisle last year is still ongoing.

The IOPC received a mandatory referral from Cumbria Constabulary following the incident on Borland Avenue, in the Botcherby area, on Monday, December 19 in which a 40-year-old man died.

Shortly after 3.30pm, officers were called to a domestic property where it was reported a man was making threats to kill and young children were present.

Armed and unarmed officers entered the property.

Initial accounts reported that once inside, they 'identified a possible imminent threat' to a child and two armed officers discharged their weapons.

The man suffered injuries to his head and chest and was pronounced dead at the scene at around 4.15pm. A knife was recovered at the scene.

The result of the investigation is expected to be released in the new year.