US News Police shoot 'armed' man dead in London as the capital struggles to contain wave of violence: Armed officers kill man as he walks the streets 'with a gun' and makes 'threats'

01:36  10 april  2018
01:36  10 april  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Teenage girl dead and boy hurt in London shootings

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Massive manhunt in Pennsylvania for rookie cop killer: Armed officers fill the streets as police chief issues plea to find suspect who gunned down patrolman, 25, during a routine traffic stop. A manhunt was launched late Friday for man suspected of shooting a cop.

It came as the unit patrolled the streets of east London , responding to calls including a man armed with a knife in the street and an attempted robbery by a masked gang. On Friday afternoon a section 60 order, granting police stop and search powers across the Borough of Newham

One image posted on Twitter showed the petrol station concourse this morning where the man was shot dead © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited One image posted on Twitter showed the petrol station concourse this morning where the man was shot dead An armed man who was seen wandering the streets with a gun has been shot dead by police at a petrol station.

Scotland Yard said firearms officers were called at 3.50am to reports of the man in his 40s claiming to be in possession of a weapon and making threats in Romford, east London.

When they arrived at the house in Collier Row, the man had left, and was still armed, witnesses told police.

a group of people walking down a street: Officers in blue overalls were at the scene of the shooting on the petrol station forecourt © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Officers in blue overalls were at the scene of the shooting on the petrol station forecourt

At 4.45am, just under an hour later, the man was then shot dead by officers at the Esso petrol station near Collier Row Road and Lodge Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 5.17am.

'Violent scourge' on London streets as murder figures overtake New York

  'Violent scourge' on London streets as murder figures overtake New York London police investigated more murders than New York over the last two months, statistics show, as the mayor's office condemned a "violent scourge" on the city's streets after another weekend of bloodshed. A 17-year-old girl died after she was found with gunshot wounds in Tottenham, north London, and a man was fatally stabbed in south London on Sunday."The Mayor is deeply concerned by violent crime in the capital - every life lost to violent crime is a tragedy," a spokeswoman for London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement on Tuesday.

Police shoot ' armed ' man dead in London as the capital struggles to contain wave of violence : Armed officers kill man as he walks the streets ' with a gun ' and makes ' threats '. 'You are the most evil horrific monster walking this Earth'

Police shoot ' armed ' man dead in London as the capital struggles to contain wave of violence : Armed officers kill man as he walks the streets ' with a gun ' and makes ' threats '. 'You are the most evil horrific monster walking this Earth'

Residents near to the petrol station described hearing two shots during the tense stand-off.

Resident Tracy Green, 39, who lives near the garage, said: "I heard the gun shots - it was at about 4.45am. I just heard 'bang bang' and thought that sounded like gun shots - it was really close to here so it woke me up.

a person standing in front of a building: Scotland Yard said they were called to Collier Row, Romford at 3.50am to reports of a man with a gun © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Scotland Yard said they were called to Collier Row, Romford at 3.50am to reports of a man with a gun

I woke up then I saw all of it taped off here. That's when I read about what happened."

Darren Buckley, 50, added: "I was here at 5am because I thought it was a crash.

"I spoke to a copper but he was not giving anything away.

a truck on a city street: Roads around the petrol station were cordoned off as forensic teams worked at the scene of the shooting © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Roads around the petrol station were cordoned off as forensic teams worked at the scene of the shooting

"There were armed response vehicles so it was obvious someone had been shot. There were four, they were in the garage and out here.

Pensioner held after man stabbed during burglary

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Police shoot ' armed ' man dead in London as the capital struggles to contain wave of violence : Armed officers kill man as he walks the streets ' with a gun ' and makes ' threats '. 'You are the most evil horrific monster walking this Earth'

We have a huge amount of Police on tonight and have stopped a car with four armed men already. The distraught mother, who has now lost two sons to knife violence in the capital , said: ' Police 'My family have been attacked with guns and knives on the estate and other places in London .

"It was all done, I was here about ten minutes after it happened so I didn't hear the shots. I just heard all the sirens. There was an ambulance parked here too."

Forensic detectives could be seen sweeping the garage forecourt for clues this morning.

a group of police officers riding on the back of a car: Forensic officers at the scene of the shooting this morning as the Metropolitan Police launched their investigation © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Forensic officers at the scene of the shooting this morning as the Metropolitan Police launched their investigation

The incident comes amid a spate of shootings and stabbings that have rocked the capital in recent weeks.

The Metropolitan Police have now launched 56 murder investigations this year. Figures revealed last week that London's murder rate had overtaken New York's for the first time ever.

At least 35 of those killed were stabbed to death in an epidemic of violent street crime which has led to a rise in the use of police stop and search powers.

a person standing next to a car: The petrol station forecourt can be seen here taped off and under police guard © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The petrol station forecourt can be seen here taped off and under police guard

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has come under pressure to act and the Met Police chief Cressida Dick promised 'Al Capone' style tactics to  crack down on the violence.

Homeowner, 78, is arrested on suspicion of MURDER after 'stabbing armed burglar, 38, to death in a desperate struggle in his kitchen'

  Homeowner, 78, is arrested on suspicion of MURDER after 'stabbing armed burglar, 38, to death in a desperate struggle in his kitchen' The pensioner is said to have attempted to fight off an intruder armed with a screwdriver after two men broke into his suburban home in Hither Green, south-east London last night. The homeowner is understood to have been forced into his kitchen, where a struggle ensued, leaving one of the alleged burglars bleeding from injuries to his upper body. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Police are investigating after a suspected burglar died from stab wounds in this street in Hither Green, south-east London The 38-year-old man was rushed to hospital when emergency services arrived and he later died.

Police shoot ' armed ' man dead in London as the capital struggles to contain wave of violence : Armed officers kill man as he walks the streets ' with a gun ' and makes ' threats '.

Police shoot ' armed ' man dead in London as the capital struggles to contain wave of violence : Armed officers kill man as he walks the streets ' with a gun ' and makes ' threats '.

Earlier today a leaked Home Office paper revealed cuts to police numbers have 'likely contributed' to a rise in serious violent crime.

Road closures remain in place around the scene in Collier Row, and the Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed, the Met Police said in a statement.

a blurry photo of a bus: A police cordon remains in place around the scene this morning © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A police cordon remains in place around the scene this morning

The incident has also been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. One onlooker wrote on Twitter: 'Body in concourse Collier Row petrol station.'

One resident said: 'We are waiting to hear what happened, it's at the top of my road and too close to home.'

Romford's Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell tweeted: 'Shocking incident in Collier Row today, just relieved that no member of the public has been harmed. Thank you to the Police for protecting our community.

'Crime in Havering is rising- Mayor Khan, you have a duty to allocate more resources to our borough!'

A spokesman for Independent Office for Police Conduct, said: 'We are investigating a fatal police shooting in Romford this morning.

'We were notified of the incident in Collier Row Road, Romford, by the MPS earlier this morning. We have deployed investigators to the scene and to police post-incident procedure to begin inquiries.'

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