Sky News:-  A man who was making threats and believed to be armed with a firearm has been shot dead by police in the capital.

The victim, believed to be in his 40s, was shot in Romford, east London, on Monday.

 Officers received a call at 3.50am about a man making threats who claimed to be in possession of a gun at a property in the area.

Firearms officers attended the address, but were told the man had left.

He was shot at around 4.45am in Collier Row, near Lodge Lane, and was pronounced dead at the scene around 30 minutes later.

A police cordon remains in place in the area and several roads have been closed.