A man was shot in Woodgreen in north London as six other men were arrested in operation to stop alleged attempts to help prisoner escape.
Armed police forces have shot a man dead on a residential street and arrested six others as they tried to free ‘a convicted carjacker’ and help the prisoner escape from custody.
The man was shot on a street in Wood Green, north London , after a “pre-planned operation” by elite Metropolitan police units just before 9am on Friday morning.
The incident might be connected to the sentencing of two men – Erwin Amoyaw-Gyamfi and Erun Izzet – who were due in court for carjacking and firearms offenses at 10am. Yet the Ministry of Justice refused to confirm the link between the incident and the suspects’ sentencing.
Witnesses said they heard shouting before gunfire rang out.
Two individuals were held by armed police forces in the Bracknell Close area and a 31-year-old and a 25-year-old were detained in nearby Barratt Avenue, Scotland Yard says.
Later on Friday afternoon two other men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to facilitate the escape of an individual from lawful custody.
The incident has now led to two investigations; the Metropolitan police units will investigate the men they have arrested over the alleged plot, whereas the Independent Police Complaints Commission will investigate the shooting by police.