Tragic news from Croydon

Home Secretary Priti Patel has released a statement saying she is “deeply shocked and saddened” following reports a police officer was shot dead in the early hours of this morning in south London. 

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the incident took place at approximately 02:15hrs at Croydon Custody Centre on Windmill Lane. 

The officer was shot by a man being detained at the centre and later died in hospital of gunshot wounds. A 23-year-old man was detained by officers at the scene. He was also taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and remains in a critical condition. 

The Met Police have confirmed that no police firearms were discharged during the incident.

This is terrible news.

Our police officers put their lives on the line for us every day. It is something we must never forget or fail to be grateful for. 


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