Shooting takes place in Wimbledon during "pre-planned" operation
A man has been shot during by police in Wimbledon during what the Met described as a “pre-planned operation” into cash in transit robberies.
The incident happened at about 8.10am today (December 3) in Lacock Close, near Haydons Road.
During the course of the Met's "proactive operation" a 23-year-old man was shot by police and was taken by ambulance to hospital. His condition was not said to be life-threatening and he was later arrested for conspiracy to rob.
A second 23-year-old man was arrested for conspiracy to rob during the Flying Squad operation.
A suspected stolen car was recovered at the scene.
A number of roads in the area, including Haydons Road were closed while a forensic investigation took place (see picture below).
The Met said in a statement: “A proactive operation was conducted by officers from the Met’s Flying Squad assisted by firearms officers. During the course of the operation, one man was shot by police.
“He has been taken by London Ambulance Service to a London hospital. We await an update on his condition. A second man has been arrested for conspiracy to rob.
“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed. The Independent Office for Police Conduct has launched an independent investigation.”
December 3, 2018