Second man arrested in Croydon shooting after officer shot in police station

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a firearm by police investigating the murder of Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana, London's police force have said.

Officers investigating the murder of Sgt Matt Ratana arrested a man in the early hours of Sunday September 27 in Norwich, Norfolk.

He was arrested on suspicion of supplying a firearm and is currently in custody at a South London police station.

Sgt Ratana was shot at Croydon Custody Centre in Windmill Lane while administering a routine coronavirus temperature check.

It has been reported a man allegedly managed to pull a gun from his trousers and shoot the officer before turning the gun on himself.

The policeman was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead and the suspect, a 23-year-old, was also taken to hospital with a gunshot wound.

He has been detained by officers but remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Colleagues have since laid flowers and tributes outside the custody centre, and Boris Johnson said the British public "owe a huge debt" to those serving the country.

He said: "My deepest condolences go to the family, friends and colleagues of the police officer who was killed in Croydon last night.

"We owe a huge debt to those who risk their own lives to keep us safe."

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "Officers investigating the murder of Sgt Matt Ratana continue to work around the clock as part of a detailed and thorough investigation.

"A man has been arrested in the early hours of Sunday 27 September in Norwich, Norfolk on suspicion of supplying a firearm. He is currently in custody at a South London police station.

"This arrest, which occurred at approximately 0200hrs, forms part of the investigation into the murder of Sergeant Matt Ratana."

They added: "The searches and forensic examination of the scene in Pollards Hill have been concluded and the cordons have now been removed.

"The suspect for Matt’s shooting remains in hospital. He is in a critical condition and consequently we are not able to speak to him."

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