Newham police officer died of gunshot wound to the head

12:39 15 May 2012

A firearms officer found dead at North Woolwich police station died from a gunshot wound to the head

A firearms officer found dead at North Woolwich police station died from a gunshot wound to the head.

The Pc was was discovered by a work colleague at the station on Sunday afternoon.

The male Pc, in his 30s, was discovered seriously injured at 2.30pm. He was pronounced dead despite the efforts of paramedics 20 minutes later.

No members of the public were at the station, which is essential as a base for staff and equipment now, at the time of the officer’s death.

The officer worked within the Aviation Security Command at London City Airport in Silvertown.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the tragedy. A Scotland Yard spokesman said the officer’s next of kin had been informed. A report is being prepared for the coroner by officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards.

A post mortem into the death of the officer was carried out at Walthamstow Coroner’s Court on Monday. It gave the cause of death as a gun shot wound to the head.

The officer’s death has stunned colleagues.

Locals in a nearby pub said they heard a gunshot just after 2pm. Others said they saw a number of police cars in Albert Road in the hours after the tragedy.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Did you know that five police forces have acquired or used drones for surveillance?

Read more

Some 58 “high harm” foreign criminals who were living in the community have been missing since 2010.

Read more

Arsene Wenger is maturing like an average wine. But how phenomenal does his twlight career have to be to overturn any of Fergie’s records?

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Some 58 “high harm” foreign criminals who were living in the community have been missing since 2010.

The late Lynda Bellingham described details of the Christmas she would never see during her final TV interview.

All eyes were on Kate for a sign of the baby bump.

The North West was particularly badly hit, while trees were downed across the country and flights were cancelled at Heathrow.

Quirky London