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UPDATE: Police Officer in a stable condition after being shot in Hackney 

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The Met Police have released a statement following the shooting of a Police Officer on the streets of London.

Commander Duncan Ball from the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime and Operations said: 
“The firearms incident in Haggerston, Hackney earlier today, Thursday 15 October that illustrates the very real risks that police officers take on behalf of the public to keep London safe. 
“At 12:45hrs today officers from the Met’s Specialist Firearms Command alongside officers from the Trident Area Crime Command were carrying out an authorised firearms operation at an address in Scriven Street, E8.
“The intelligence led operation sought to recover a firearm and apprehend those in possession of it. A non-police firearm was recovered from the scene.
“A 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken into custody.
“During the operation, a firearm was discharged, wounding a male Detective Constable from the Trident Area Crime Command.
“He was treated at the scene and taken to an east London hospital where I am pleased to confirm he is now in a stable condition.
“At this early stage it has been established the officer received a gunshot wound through the shoulder during the operation – and an investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
“The officer’s family have been informed and we will offer the full support of the Metropolitan Police to the officer, his family and his colleagues. 
“We would ask that the officer and his family’s privacy are respected at this time, including the reproduction of images of the injuries he has suffered or speculation on his identity.
“As is routine involving any firearms operation, a post-incident procedure is underway examining the full circumstances of the incident, and you will understand that as a consequence I will be unable to comment on the full detail of the operation at the moment.
“The events of today illustrate the very real risks that police officers take on behalf of the public to keep London safe. 
“We will continue to provide updates on the condition of the officer and the subsequent investigation in due course

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Hero Cops save girls life of girl who wanted to kill herself

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Two fast-thinking police officers have helped saved the life of a girl who text her mate saying she wanted to end her life. Officers were quickly alerted and began searching for the girl.

The officers were alerted to the incident in the early hours of November 14, when Police Constables Daryl Jones and Mark Bullock, from Southend’s Local Policing Team, were patrolling Southend.

With the clock against them, the officers began searching the area and found a girl who matched the description. She had walked four miles from her home alone after sneaking out in the middle of the night and was on her way to Southend town centre to harm herself. The pair pulled over and approached the girl cautiously.

Upon seeing the officers, the girl broke down and became upset. Daryl and Mark reassured her that they were there to help her. After calmly engaging with the girl, the officers managed to negotiate with her to get in the police car so they could get her out of the cold and talk to her.

She spoke openly with Daryl and Mark about the difficulties she had been experiencing and how she had text her friend in the hope that the friend would get help for her.

She thanked the officers for finding her so quickly and the pair reassured her that they would get her the further help she needed.

Daryl waited with her whilst Mark made a difficult call to her parents to inform them of the situation and that their daughter had not come to any harm. Her dad thanked the officers for finding his daughter so quickly and ensuring her safety.

The girl was taken to a mental health suite for assessment and her parents thanked the officers again for finding their daughter so quickly and getting her the help she needed.

Daryl said: “I’ve never seen more of a genuine reaction for help from someone than when the young girl broke down when she saw myself and Mark and knew we were there to help her.”

Mark said: “We were just fortunate that we were in the right place at the right time and were able to locate her and help her, I have no doubt if we hadn’t of found her it would have been a different outcome.”

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Stabbed police dog Finn inspires charity Christmas card and Police Hour are proud to have helped

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A Police Dog who was stabbed while chasing a suspected thief has come together with Police Hour to inspire a Charity Christmas Card.

Not just any Christmas Card these cards have been specially designed and drawn by a very brave nine-year-old boy with cancer named Alex Goodwin.

German Shepherd Finn was stabbed on 5th October in Stevenage, His Handler PC Dave Wardell was also injured.

Alex was as devastated when he read that Finn and PC Wardell has been attacked. Alex began drawing pictures of Finn so the idea of a Christmas card was created and they sold out within one day.

Police officer’s son Alex is undergoing chemotherapy for Ewing Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer that affects fewer than 30 children in the UK each year. He faces further “complex” surgery at Christmas.

There is now a change the law regarding attacks on police dogs and horses. Please make sure your sign it.

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Tram driver arrested: Several dead following croydon derailment.

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Several people have sadly been killed after a tram derailed in Croydon, leaving five people trapped and more than fifty people injured.

Police were alerted to the incident involing a two-car vehicle that happened at around 6.10am near the Sandilands tram stop.

The British Transport Police confirmed they have arrested the tram driver, Robin Smith assistant chief constable of British Transport Police said: “It is too early for us to confirm numbers but we are working hard to assess the ongoing incident and we are continuing to focus on recovery efforts.”

Emergency services have freed five trapped people, two remain trapped within the tram.

50 people have been taken to hospital for treatment. 31 were taken to Croydon health service’s emergency department while St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south-west London, is treating another 20 people, four of who it described as “seriously injured”.

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