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Shots fired at undercover police in north London street chase amid growing attacks on officers

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Shots fired at undercover police in north London street chase amid growing attacks on officers

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ndercover police have been shot at as they chased a gaggle of males on foot via a north London housing property.

Ten plain-clothed police officers have been responding to data that there was a big gathering in the Grahame Park Estate in Colindale at 7pm on Thursday, police stated.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman stated the officers approached a gaggle of six native males who instantly ran off. The officers gave chase on foot.

During this chase, it’s believed {that a} firearm was discharged a lot of occasions by one of many suspects in direction of the unarmed officers.

Nobody was injured, though officers have been stated to be “shaken” by the capturing.

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Armed response autos have been deployed to the scene and an intensive search of the realm was carried out.

A 49-year-old man was arrested close by on suspicion of constructive possession of a firearm, assaulting an emergency employee and possession of hashish.

He stays in custody at a north London police station. He isn’t believed to be linked to the suspect group of males.

A Section 60 order, offering officers with further search powers, was in place on the Grahame Park Estate in a single day.

Det Chf Insp Gemma Alger, investigating, stated: “The message is evident that any ranges of violence towards our colleagues who serve the general public and preserve our communities secure is not going to be tolerated. We are dedicated to discovering these concerned and absolutely investigating the circumstances.

“The repercussions of this split-second motion might have been grave – we might probably have been coping with a homicide investigation. Nobody ought to go to work fearing that they could by no means return house.

“We are in search of the assistance of the general public to determine the group of round six males who’re believed to have resorted to excessive violence when pursued by police.

“We encourage anybody who might have safety, dashcam or doorcam footage, or any data referring to the incident or suspect group to please get in contact. You can accomplish that anonymously by way of the unbiased charity Crimestoppers who is not going to even ask on your title.”

Police stated the previous 12 months, there have been 7,140 recorded assaults on Met Police officers – a rise of 19.1 % on the earlier yr.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has details about these concerned, is urged to name 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD6602/18MAR.

Information will also be offered to Crimestoppers, 100% anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers_uk.org.