Man arrested for attempted murder over police shooting in Hackney
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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.
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“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.