Croydon, Surrey: Police Officer Injured In Shooting While Chasing Criminals

16 Jul

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Police Officer Shot In The Arm During Chase

 

A police officer has been shot in the arm while chasing three men, Scotland Yard has revealed.

He was hit by a bullet when one of the suspects opened fire on police in Kingsdown Avenue, south Croydon, at around 10pm on Friday night.

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident and are in custody at separate police stations in south London.

Officers were called to the street following reports of a group of men acting suspiciously.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Officers attended and on arrival three suspects ran off.

“As officers chased the suspects on foot, one suspect produced a handgun and shots were fired.

“One officer, a male Pc, sustained an arm injury.”

The unnamed constable was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Detectives from Operation Trident, which deals with gun crime in the black community, have been informed about the incident.

Another Pc, Nigel Albuery, 34, was stabbed in Croydon on May 19 after stopping a gang of youths while on plain clothes patrol.

 

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