South London

A man believed to have been in his 40s has been shot and killed by police in east London, the Metropolitan Police have stated. He was said to be making threats in Collier Row, Romford, claiming he had a firearm.

He was shot by officers in the early hours of the morning, pronounced dead at 5:17 am. The shooting had been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct as well as to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.

One Angela Dorman was headed to work when she saw ‘lots of police sirens’ and a ‘large police cordon’. She stated:

“As I got to the Esso garage I could see white tarpaulin covering something, there were also gloves and tissues lying on the ground. I could see one police officer standing on the garage’s concourse.”

Forensics arrived on the scene early and could be seen moving a tent to the petrol station on Collier Row Road, east London shortly before 11 am. Transport for London says that closures to the roads in the surrounded Collier Row Road area, Lodge Lane and Melville Road all remain in place.

This is but one of many inquiries into extreme behaviour exhibited by the Met Police. This includes a 21-year-old who was shot 13 times in Hackney, an officer who was filmed hitting someone during a protest and two people dying whilst being held in police custody.

This marks the first fatal shooting involving police in England and Wales in 2018.