Siege man died from gunshot to head

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THE man at the centre of an armed siege in Sutton St James died from a gunshot wound to the head, an inquest has been told.

Barry Horspool (61) was found dead in his home in Chapelgate on January 31 following an 11-hour stand-off with armed police.

A Home Office pathologist gave the cause of death at the opening of his inquest.

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed no armed officers fired any shots during the incident.

The inquest was adjourned to allow a police report to be prepared into the death.

A full hearing will be held later this year.