World News – GB – Croydon Police provide update on shooting as officer is killed by male inmate


Police officer shot dead by man detained at Croydon Custody Center in south London 23-year-old man who was in custody is in critical condition with gunshot wounds

A policeman was shot dead at a south London police station in a shocking incident in the wee hours of the morning

Colleagues and paramedics treated the officer at the scene after the 215h filming at Croydon Detention Center

He was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service where he tragically died of his injuries

Tributes are pouring in this morning, including those from the Prime Minister who said: « We owe a huge debt to those who risk their own lives to ensure our safety »

Leroy Logan, a former Met superintendent, said there were questions that needed to be answered regarding the circumstances that led to the shooting

« How did this person get to the station, whether it was in the yard or in the building itself, and whether they were able to produce a weapon, whether it was on them at the time » , he told BBC News

« It depends on the caliber of the weapon, because obviously if it is a small weapon and it can be easily in that person’s clothes, that obviously brings up another question about the degree search of that person, if at all

« These are the things that the professional standards department will be looking at and the IOPC Fund and investigators will need to look into this issue in depth »

« Police officers on leave, wiping tears from their eyes, laid flowers in front of the station this morning

« Two police helicopters were hovering low in the area around the police station where the officer was shot »

Police family today mourned the « devastating » loss of a gunned down officer

John Apter, National President of the Police Federation of England and Wales, who represents the base officers, said: “It is utterly devastating and heartbreaking news that a colleague from the metropolitan police was shot

« Our hearts go out to the officer’s family, friends and colleagues at this most terrible time

« Police are family and when we lose one of our own in such a devastating way, it affects us all

« The dangers police officers face every day are very real and unfortunately, as we have seen, police officers can make the ultimate sacrifice

« There will now be an investigation and so it would be wrong to say more at this time or to speculate, if not to say that our hearts are with the family of our officer who was killed and all involved in this matter horrible incident « 

The policeman who died after being shot in Croydon is the first to be shot in the line of duty in eight years

The officer, who has yet to be appointed at 11 a.m. this morning, died in hospital following the shooting at Croydon detention center

Andrew Harper’s widow joined others using a ‘thin blue line’ to pay tribute to gunned down police officer in south London

The officer was shot dead by a man held in Croydon detention center He tragically died of his injuries in hospital after the shooting, which occurred at 215pm

Lissie Harper, whose husband died after being caught in a tow rope and dragged along country lanes after trying to stop ATV thieves in Berkshire last year, posted on Facebook saying « what is happening to our world »

She edited her profile picture to add a thin blue line on a black background – a tribute used by many police officers this morning

« It is the crest of our family and unites us in times of hardship and grief Today is not the day to challenge its use »

Asked how someone might enter the building while armed, former Detective Inspector Chris Phillips said: “I think the police are probably less likely to search people now with it. all the fury that’s going on

« When people are arrested, there is a general opinion that they should be searched before being transported to the police station, but this does not always happen – and it depends on why the man was arrested in the first place

« It comes down to the issue of handcuffs – do you handcuff the handcuffs, when are the handcuffs taken off for protection etc. »

« I am so sorry for the family of the officer who was shot and so sorry for the community of our police force in Croydon which is obviously a family of people who work together every day, who are putting themselves together. danger every day drive in danger and you are a very close family and they are going to be absolutely devastated and i am so sorry

« Of course questions will be asked about what happened and we will find out what happened and why But today it is an absolute tragedy and you never thought that it will happen « 

The policeman who died after being shot in Croydon joins a long list of colleagues killed in the line of duty

An honor roll at the National Police Memorial in London lists all officers who have been killed by criminal acts in the line of duty since 1680

The table lists more than 1,600 officers who died while performing vital tasks such as foiling terrorists, suppressing rioters and organizing protests

Among them was Pc Andrew Harper, who died after being caught in a tow rope and dragged along country lanes after trying to stop ATV thieves in Berkshire in August 2019

His three teenage killers were cleared of the murder but found guilty of manslaughter after a trial at Old Bailey

The honor roll also includes the unarmed PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed in March 2017 by Khalid Masood during the terror attack on Westminster Bridge

Shadow Justice Secretary David Lammy of Labor tweeted: ‘Horrific news that a police officer has been shot in Croydon

« It is tragic that an officer loses his life in the line of duty while doing his job to ensure public safety

Forensic scientists were photographed at the detention center where a policeman was shot

Ken Marsh, President of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said: ‘Murder of fellow duty is devastating news Officers in London are in shock and stomach ache at the nature of his death

« All our thoughts – and those of all of our members – are with his family, friends and close colleagues at this time. We and all the police family across the country are all heartbroken at this news

« Officers put themselves in danger every day to protect the public Unfortunately, on very rare occasions officers make the ultimate sacrifice while fulfilling their role. When this does happen, we will ensure that their courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten

« Colleagues involved in the incident will have our full support for as long as necessary »

The ‘horrific’ fatal shooting of a police officer in a London custody center caused shock and deep sadness

Interior Minister Priti Patel said: “I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn that an officer of the Metropolitan Police has been shot and killed while on duty

« Today I think of his family, friends and fellow police officers in London and across the country

« This morning I spoke to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick to express my condolences and offer all the support necessary to investigate this tragic event

« It’s a sad day for our country and another terrible reminder of how our police officers put themselves in danger every day to keep us safe »

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: ‘It’s horrible to hear that a policeman has been shot and killed in Croydon

Police Minister Kit Malthouse informed MPs of the officer’s death, adding: « Let justice follow this heinous crime »

On a point of order in the House of Commons, Mr. Malthouse said: « We ask our police officers to do an extraordinary job

« The fact that one of them fell in the exercise of this function is a tragedy for the whole nation

« I know that the entire House will extend its condolences to his family and friends and colleagues

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle added: ‘This is shocking news This should never happen to the people who protect us and keep us safe All of our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and family. police community « 

The Prime Minister tweeted: ‘My deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the policeman who was killed in Croydon last night

« We owe a huge debt to those who risk their own lives for our safety »

Sarah Jones, Labor MP for Croydon Central tweeted: « Absolutely shocking news I speak to police about the details of this horrific incident My thoughts are with the family and colleagues of the slain officer »

Shaun Bailey, the Conservative candidate for mayor of London tweeted: ‘This is devastating news Croydon cop shot dead by suspect

« It is a reminder of the bravery of our police officers, who face these dangers every day but always come forward to protect us »

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: « I am devastated by the news that a Metropolitan Police officer has lost his life

« I was briefed on this tragic incident by the Commissioner this morning, and my heart goes out to the family of this brave officer, who paid the ultimate price for helping to keep Londoners safe

« My thoughts are also with his relatives, friends and all the family of the Metropolitan Police, who I know will mourn their colleague deeply at this extremely difficult time.

« Tragic incidents like this are a terrible reminder of the dangers our police officers face every day they go to work to keep Londoners safe

« They are the best of us, and I remain in close contact with the Commissioner to offer her and the Met my continued support »

Specialized family liaison officers are believed to have been dispatched to support the officer’s next of kin, who could not be rescued despite best efforts at the scene

A case was being prepared for the Surrey coroner, who was to open and adjourn an inquest in due course

Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “This is a truly shocking incident in which one of our colleagues lost his life in the most tragic circumstances

« We are currently supporting his family and also have a dedicated team that provides support to officers and people in the detention center who witnessed the shooting

« When a colleague dies in the line of duty, the shockwaves and sadness reverberate throughout the Met and in our communities Police are family, in London and nationwide, and we will all mourn our colleague deeply

« We are in the early stages of the investigation and are still working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and will provide further updates when we have them

« We have referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct which will conduct an independent investigation »

Policeman, Metropolitan Police, Croydon

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