Wednesday, July 6

Man Shot Dead In London Police Operation



A man has been shot dead in an “intelligence led” operation in north London, the Met Police have said. The shooting took place in Bracknell Close in Wood Green at about 9am on Friday.

Scotland Yard said the operation was not related to terrorism. Police have set up a tent to cover the scene.

The Met is currently cracking down on gun and knife crime in the capital. A series of raids staged this morning – codenamed Operation Kestrel – involved hundreds of specialist officers, including firearms teams.

There have also been more than 350 firearms-related incidents in the capital so far this year, up 15% on the 2014 figure.