Monday 13 December 2010

Man shot in Eltham High Street

Spotted this today:

"Man shot during police operation in Eltham

A man has been shot during a police operation in south-east London.
Armed Metropolitan police officers attended a commercial address in Eltham High Street on Monday morning as a part of a pre-planned armed action.
During the operation a police firearm was discharged and a man received a gunshot wound.
The man is recovering in hospital and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening. The man along with four others have been arrested.
The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards."
 The 'commercial premises' is the Boots store in the High Street, near the McDonalds crossroads. Wonder what it was all about. Anyone know anything else?

Reported in the News Shopper and then later on the BBC website.

UPDATE: The Independent Police Complaints Commission is "independently investigating after a man was shot by police this morning" - the IPCC have issued this statement.

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