The death of a man in a North Norfolk hotel grounds over the weekend has been referred to the independent police watchdog.
Villagers in Titchwell have been left shocked after a 60-year-old man died in the grounds of the Briarfields Hotel after an incident involving a gun on Sunday afternoon.
Police and ambulance crews had attempted to resuscitate the man but despite their efforts he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 60-year-old had suffered head injuries and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.
But the matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) due to “previous” contact.
The IPCC has confirmed it has received a referral from the police and is “assessing” it to determine the police’s level of involvement.
A spokesman for the police said: “Officers attended an address at Main Road, Titchwell, at 1.50pm on Sunday after concerns were raised for the safety of a male.
“A 60-year-old man died from head injuries at the scene. We can confirm that a firearm was involved.
“The incident happened in the grounds of Briarfields Hotel.
“Due to previous police contact the incident below has been referred to the IPCC.”
Police had sealed off the car park at the hotel on Sunday afternoon.
The Magpas air ambulance also attended and staff provided the man with A and E level critical care before he was pronounced dead.
An inquest into the man’s death has not yet been opened by the coroner.
The Briarfields Hotel would not comment on this incident.
A villager, who did not wish to be named, said: “It is very unusual.
“This is a quiet village and we don’t expect this sort of thing.
“I heard the sirens coming down the road and the helicopter arriving so it was clear that something was wrong.”