Floral tributes left for man who died after being shot by police in South Shields

Floral tributes have been left in honour of a man shot by police in South Shields.

Sunday, 3rd April 2016, 6:34 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd April 2016, 6:41 pm
Flowers left following the death of James Wilson

James Wilson, 24, died on Saturday after being shot by armed Northumbria Police officers on Tuesday.

Now, friends and families have paid their respects to James in Frenchmans Way, in Horsley Hill, South Shields.

A message left following the death of James Wilson

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Flowers and messages have been left there.

Police had been called to Frenchmans Way at around 1am on Tuesday to reports of a man in possession of a handgun.

An investigation was launched by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), who said a “non-police weapon” had been recovered from the scene, but have not yet confirmed details.

James, of Candlish Street, South Shields, was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary where doctors operated to save his life. He was later transferred to the Freeman Hospital, also in the city.

A message left following the death of James Wilson

However, he later passed away.