A man shot by police in Brighton today has died in hospital. He has yet to be identified.

The unidentified man was shot by police just after 1pm in Rock Place in the Kemp Town area, just east of Brighton city centre, the Sussex police said.

According to the police, the man was wanted for a number of crimes and the shooting was part of “a pre-planned operation to locate a man wanted in connection with a number of crimes in Sussex in recent months”.

However, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed and is sending investigators to the Brighton.

An police statement said the man was injured and had been taken to hospital, however he has since been reported dead.

After the shooting, as area around was been cordoned off with police standing guard around it.

A witness told the Press Association: “I heard two gunshots and saw someone lying on the floor. There were five or six police officers there at that point.

“I was too far away to see if he was moving but it looked like one of them was trying to resuscitate him. An ambulance arrived within about two seconds.”

It is standard practice to call the Independent Police Complaints Commission in cases like this.