Police Officer Shot Dead At London Police Station

A police officer has been shot dead at Croydon Custody Centre in south London.

The male sergeant was shot in the chest when a man, who was being detained, produced a weapon during a search. The suspect then apparently shot himself.

The officer was treated at the scene overnight but died in hospital. A 23-year-old man is in a critical condition after being treated for gunshot wounds.

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “We are all deeply shocked and very sad.”

“I have visited and spoken to our officer’s partner together with other colleagues and we are of course giving her the best support we can,” said the Met chief.

“My heartfelt condolences go to her, to their family, to his colleagues and his close friends.

“A murder investigation is under way and officers are working at several crime scenes to secure evidence and to establish the facts of what happened. (BBC)