Six people were killed in police shootings in 2016-17, the highest figure since 2004, while 28 people died in police pursuits

The number of people killed in police road chases or shot dead by officers in 2016-17 was the highest in more than a decade.

Six people were killed in police shootings during the period, twice the number the previous year, making it the worst since the police watchdog started collecting figures in 2004. They included the Westminster attacker, Khalid Masood, though not the three men shot dead by police during the London Bridge attack, who will be included in this year’s figures.

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