Father, 41, shot dead by police at St.Neots

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:56 GMT, Oct 23, 2015 |

Police have shot dead a father-of-three who boasted of ‘having the best wife ever’ after he allegedly fired on officers during a row at home.

The victim, named locally as Richard Davies, 41, was shot in the chest and died in an armed stand-off outside his three-bedroom home in Duck Lane, St Neots on Wednesday just minutes after he had chatted happily with the owner of a local convenience store.

Mr Davies, who lived with wife Samantha and their three young children, was killed at 8pm after Cambridgeshire Police were called by neighbours concerned for people inside the house.

One witness said: ‘I heard two bangs, then police shouting, then another bigger bang. It sounded like there may have been a shoot-out with the police.’