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Murdered Met officer shot at police station is named

A Metropolitan Police officer shot dead inside a south London custody suite by a handcuffed suspect armed with a revolver has been named as 54-year-old Sergeant Matiu Ratana. Known as Matt to his family and friends, Sgt Ratana, who was originally from New Zealand, joined the force in 1991. He died in hospital after the 23-year-old gunman opened fire at Croydon Custody Centre in south London in the early hours of Friday. The suspect, who had been arrested for possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply and possession of ammunition, also shot himself during the incident at about 2.15am and is in a critical but stable condition in hospital. No police firearms were fired and the case is not being treated as terror-related.

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