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NPCC Chair joins colleagues in mourning “senseless” death of officer in London

25 Sep 2020

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a police officer in south London.

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed the officer was shot by a man who was being detained at Croydon Custody Centre in Windmill Lane early on Friday morning.

National Police Chiefs’ Council Chair Martin Hewitt said:

“This is a truly terrible incident and my thoughts and condolences go out to the officer, his family, friends and colleagues at what is a deeply distressing time.

“It is another tragic reminder of the risks police officers take on a daily basis to keep the public safe.

“Policing is a family and I join my colleagues across the country in mourning the senseless death of one of our own in the line of duty.”