Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Gun Officer Kills Himself at Police Station

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Gun Officer Kills Himself at Police Station

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Byline: Simon Freeman and Emer Martin

AN investigation has been launched after an armed Metropolitan Police officer shot himself dead at a Docklands police station.

The constable, in his thirties, who helped guard London City Airport, was found by a colleague with gunshot wounds at North Woolwich station in Newham on Sunday.

Paramedics battled to save his life but he was pronounced dead 22 minutes later. Scotland Yard today said no one else was being sought in connection with the shooting.

The station is used as a base by armed officers on the nearby airport's Aviation Security Command, and the constable had just started his shift. Labourer Paul Skinback, 25, who was in the Royal Standard Hotel opposite, said: "I went to the pub with a couple of mates at around 2pm. Pretty soon after we heard a bang. It was really loud.

"It sounded like a gunshot but I thought at worst it was someone getting rid of the pigeons. When we came out there were police cars lining the road along the side of the station and we knew something serious had happened. …

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