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Police shooting leaves man in critical condition

Armed officers were called to an address in Clapton after reports of a robbery of a vehicle, Scotland Yard said.

A man is in a critical condition after he was shot by a police officer in Hackney, east London.

The police watchdog has launched an investigation following the shooting on Monday night.

Scotland Yard said local and armed officers attended an address in Mandeville Street, Clapton, after receiving reports of an armed robbery of a vehicle at 10.50pm.

The force said: “A police firearm was discharged and a man was injured. He has been taken by the London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital. No reports of any other persons injured.”

Scotland Yard said it referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), whose investigators are at the scene.

The watchdog tweeted: “We’re investigating a @metpoliceuk shooting in which a man has been injured in Hackney, London in the early hours of this morning.

“The man was taken to the Royal London Hospital. Our investigators are at the scene and post-incident procedure making initial enquiries.”

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