Man arrested for attempted murder over police shooting in Hackney

The crime scene. Photo David Silvester.

The crime scene. Photo David Silvester. - Credit: Archant

A 31-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an automatic pistol following the shooting of a police officer in Haggerston yesterday lunch time.

A ‘post incident procedure’ has concluded that no police firearm was discharged during the operation by the Met’s Trident gang crime unit and the specialist firearms command (SCO19) to recover a gun from the Stonebridge Estate.

The DC from the Trident who was shot in his shoulder in Scriven Street at 12.45pm is now in a ‘stable’ condition at an east London hospital.

Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe praised him for showing ‘great bravery’.

His colleagues have described him as ‘exceptional’ and ‘professional’. He has been that and more today,” he said.

“I am of thinking of him and his family and I wish him a quick recovery.

“Our officers confront danger every day. I am proud of all of them and the courage that they show.”

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A non police firearm which was recovered from the scene is being forensically examined.

A Trident criminal investigation into the incident continues.

Scriven Street was taped off and closed to traffic yesterday afternoon along with Haggerston Road, Lovelace Street and Clarissa Street.