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Inquest begins into death of man shot by police in his London home

Published 16/08/2016

James Fox was killed by armed police officers when they stormed his home (Matthew Gold and Company/PA)
James Fox was killed by armed police officers when they stormed his home (Matthew Gold and Company/PA)

An inquest will today begin hearing evidence in the death of a man who was killed by armed police officers when they stormed his home.

James Fox was shot by police after they entered the sixth floor flat of Picardy House, Cedar Road, Enfield, shortly before midnight on August 30 2015.

The 43-year-old, who had a history of mental illness, died at the scene in north London.

The jury of six women and five men were sworn in at North London Coroner's Court on Monday.

Coroner Andrew Walker adjourned the case until Tuesday morning when the court will begin hearing evidence.

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