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A police officer has been shot dead inside a custody centre in south London.

The Metropolitan Police say a 23-year-old man was detained at the scene at Croydon custody centre, and was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound.

The male officer, who Sky News understands is married with children, was shot at 2.15am on Friday by a man who had already been arrested.

In a statement, the Met said the officer was treated at the scene and then taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service, but later died.

https://news.sky.com/story/police-officer-shot-dead-inside-custody-centre-in-south-london-12081007

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stevewinn

Terrible.

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spud the mackem

Terrible news ,but there is a lot of questions to be asked , when someone is arrested and taken to the local Police Station the Custody Officer takes charge of the prisoner , (usually hand cuffed before they get there) , he reads the prisoners rights and formally arrests him  ,  the first thing the C.O. does,  is empty pockets and search the offender ,  then he gets available details like name ,  address , age , occupation , remove all objects which may cause harm  to the offender and the C.O. such as tie ,belt , shoes , shoe laces ,  then they are invited to an  empty holding  cell ,awaiting questioning by a Senior Officer (usually an Inspector) , if the offender asks for a lawyer all questions cease until a lawyer is present , the clock starts ticking under the Police and Criminal evidence Act . as if they are proven not guilty they are released . The P.A.C.E Act can be extended for further questioning ,up to 72 hours with a Magistrates consent . Its obvious that this offender was not handcuffed  before his arrival ,and not properly searched before , or during his entry to the Police Station , putting the arresting Officer in deep trouble , and also the Custody Officer . Apart from the tragedy ,heads will roll over this event , and I Sympathise with the Officers relatives ,as I have a Grandson in the Met Police ,and I am still wondering why he went there when he has a first class Law Degree . 

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RoofGardener

How did he manage to get a gun into the police station, and then fire it whilst his hands where handcuffed behind his back ?? :unsure2:

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Susanc241

Apparently gun holster strapped to his thigh high up.  Assume he put his handcuffed hands down the back of his trousers and accessed it that way.  But surely no gun (and holster) small enough to be missed in a pat down search?  Somebody messed up.

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