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The alleged killer of Sergeant Matt Ratana, 23, is "resuscitated after dying in hospital".


The alleged killer of Sgt. Matt Ratana is still fighting for his life under political supervision after being resuscitated by medics after his death in hospital while police ransack his family home.

The officers have been at the de Zoysa family's home since Friday after Sergeant Matiu Ratana, 54, was killed early in the morning.

The property is owned by Channa de Zoysa and his wife Elizabeth, who live there with their sons John and 23-year-old Louis.

Two police patrol cars remain near the family home this morning as the officer begins their third day of investigation.

Yesterday, MailOnline announced that the gunman who shot Ratana had been stopped by officers on the pavement outside a block of flats in south London.

Sources told The Sun there was no chance he could speak to the police yesterday, while the newspaper also revealed that the 23-year-old suspect had died in the hospital but was resuscitated by medical professionals.

A cordon remained in Anderson Heights, Norbury yesterday, from where the 23-year-old suspect was taken to the Croydon Custody Center before allegedly shooting Sergeant Ratana behind the back with his hands tied.

In honor of Sgt Ratana, the East Grinstead rugby club held two periods of silence today as players and supporters remembered the "really remarkable guy" at 9am and again at 11am.

Sgt Ratana, who was the club's head coach, has been described as a "father figure" to many players by Matt Marriott, the club's friend and vice chairman.

He told BBC Breakfast: “I've never met someone like Matt, he must have been an amazing cop. His attention to detail and his striving for perfection, his work ethic blew us all away. & # 39;

He added: & # 39; He wasn't just a coach to the players. He was a role model, a mentor, and often even a father figure. We will mourn him as a family member. He left a big hole to be honest. & # 39;

He said people would "come from all over the country, I think to show their respect".

In new developments during the rapid investigation:

  • Sources claim the suspect died in the hospital but was resuscitated by medical professionals and is still in critical condition
  • Police have opened an informal investigation into the incident, investigating how it was "patted" and why officials found bullets but not the revolver.
  • Officers have called for a review of the stop and search for the popular sergeant's murder;
  • Honors from relatives, colleagues and politicians continued to pour in for the rugby-loving "big, friendly bear".
  • The officer in charge was about to propose a proposal to Sue Bushby, his six-year-old partner, as her mother has claimed
  • Sgt Ratana, known to family and friends as Matt, considered working in the detention suite to be his "safest option" as he neared the end of his long career in the police force.

Officers (pictured) have been at the de Zoysa family house since yesterday after Sergeant Matiu Ratana, 54, was killed in the early hours of the morning

The property is owned by Channa de Zoysa and his wife Elizabeth, who live there with their sons John and 23-year-old Louis (picture)

The property is owned by Channa de Zoysa and his wife Elizabeth, who live there with their sons John and 23-year-old Louis (picture)

Sergeant Matiu Ratana, 54, was reportedly shot five times at close range in the chest during the incident on Friday

Sergeant Matiu Ratana, 54, was reportedly shot five times at close range in the chest during the incident on Friday

Forensic experts at an address in a Pollards Hill area carefully searched four crime scenes related to the murder

Forensic experts at an address in a Pollards Hill area carefully searched four crime scenes related to the murder

Sergeant Ratana (pictured with his partner Sue) was allegedly shot and killed by a 23-year-old man detained at Croydon Detention Center in south London for possession of ammunition

Sergeant Ratana (pictured with his partner Sue) was allegedly shot and killed by a 23-year-old man detained at Croydon Detention Center in south London for possession of ammunition

Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick laid a wreath at the National Police Memorial today, saying Sgt Ratana was "a really round character" and was "sorely missed" by colleagues and members of the sports community.

& # 39; He was a really great athlete and a leader in sports. Sport takes you to other worlds, of course, ”she said.

“He was a proud kiwi … and did sports everywhere.

"These worlds, the sports world and the world of the London communities – maybe I don't know that much about them – but as a cop, so many people knew how good he was and he will be sorely missed."

A neighbor of the de Zoysas, a Roman Catholic, said: “I know the father is Sri Lanka and the mother is British. She works as an interpreter.

& # 39; You have three boys. The police are always there. We don't know what for, but I always see police cars being called. I don't know what's going on in their four walls as they tend to stay to themselves.

“The police have been outside the address since (Friday) morning. All we know is that it has to do with the Croydon incident. & # 39;

Another neighbor said of a previous incident: "I saw your Louis being stopped and searched by the police."

Police Commissioner Cressida Dick met with Home Secretary Priti Patel and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in a minute's silence at the National Police Memorial today. Dame Cressida Dick described Sgt Ratana as "a really well-rounded character".

Police Commissioner Cressida Dick met Interior Minister Priti Patel and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in a minute's silence at the National Police Memorial today. Dame Cressida Dick described Sgt Ratana as "a really well-rounded character".

The Snior figures visited the memorial today as part of the National Police Memorial Day service, just two days after Sgt Ratana died in Croydon

Footage filmed in the early hours of Friday shows the suspect – who is in critical condition – on London Road heading towards Streatham when he was stopped by a police car just before 1.30 a.m. in front of the five-story apartment as unsuspecting motorists were driving past.

The footage shows that the blue lights of the patrol car are not flashing and the suspect appears compliant as he is being hired by officers.

A fast-reacting vehicle arrived at 1:44 a.m., followed two minutes later by a police car. The suspect is taken to the van at 1:47 a.m.

A minute later, another car arrived and blocked the road while three officers searched the nearby compound.

At 1:50 a.m., the police car with the suspect leaves the scene and heads for the Croydon Custody Center.

It is unclear whether he was searched or handcuffed at the scene, but he did not appear to be acting aggressively and appeared to be cooperating with officers.

Officers occupied the high-rise block yesterday afternoon where a blue Peugeot and a silver Vauxhall Corsa could be seen in the cordon and a stairwell next to the apartments was taped off.

The force confirmed that a weapon had been recovered from the detention suite in which Mr Ratana was shot and two addresses – one in Norbury, London, and one on Park Road, Banstead, Surrey – were the focus of a major police investigation.

The officers roll through a hedge at the address while another policeman talks to teenagers who are gathering near the tape at the crime scene

The officers roll through a hedge at the address while another policeman talks to teenagers who are gathering near the tape at the crime scene

Police outside an address in an area of ​​London Road, Pollards Hill, during the continued searches of four areas on Saturday

Police outside an address in an area of ​​London Road, Pollards Hill, during the continued searches of four areas on Saturday

Footage filmed in the early hours of Friday shows the suspect, who is in critical condition tonight, walking towards Streatham on London Road, when he was stopped by a patrol car outside the five-story apartment as unsuspecting motorists drove by. In the picture, officials are searching an apartment block

Footage filmed in the early hours of Friday shows the suspect, who is in critical condition tonight, walking towards Streatham on London Road, when he was stopped by a patrol car outside the five-story apartment as unsuspecting motorists drove by. In the picture, officials are searching an apartment block

Officers occupied the high-rise block in Norbury this afternoon, where a blue Peugeot and a silver Vauxhall Corsa could be seen in the cordon and a stairwell next to the apartments was taped off

Officers occupied the high-rise block in Norbury this afternoon, where a blue Peugeot and a silver Vauxhall Corsa could be seen in the cordon and a stairwell next to the apartments was taped off

Forensic scientists were also on site yesterday when police stopped in Anderson Heights, Norbury, south London

Forensic scientists were also on site yesterday when police stopped in Anderson Heights, Norbury, south London

Scotland Yard is under increasing pressure to explain how the suspect appeared to have managed to hide the revolver in his pants and then handcuffed fire on the New Zealand veteran officer.

According to sources, the officers were unable to find the suspect's weapon as it was well hidden and could only have been recovered with an intimate strip search and an examination of the body cavities.

PRINCE CHARLES LEADS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN OFFICERS AT NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL DAY

The Prince of Wales will pay tribute to fallen police officers on National Police Memorial Day (NPMD), two days after the death of a police sergeant in south London.

The annual memorial service, honoring officials who lost their lives in the service, is being held for virtually the first time in its 17-year history due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus.

It comes after the death of Sergeant Matt Ratana, who was killed by a handcuffed suspect at Croydon Custody Center in the early hours of Friday.

The investigation into Sgt Ratana's death continues and honors have been received from friends, colleagues and local sports clubs.

He is the eighth police officer in Great Britain to be shot dead in the past 20 years.

Charles will address the nation prior to the service, led by National Police Chaplain, Rev. Canon David Wilbraham, and will include pre-recorded messages from families who have lost loved ones.

The news was filmed under lockdown restrictions and candles are lit in memory of the deceased officers in each of the British nations.

Lissie Harper, wife of Pc Andrew Harper of the Thames Valley Police, who died in August 2019 at the age of 28, will light the candle for England.

This morning Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick laid a wreath at the National Police Memorial in central London as part of the National Police Memorial Day celebrations.

The Commissioner was joined by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, who also laid wreaths.

A police spokesman said, “We recovered a gun from custody that Matt was shot in and is being forensically examined.

"We have video surveillance of the events in custody and a body-worn video of police officers that is carefully examined by investigators and taken into account alongside the officer’s accounts."

& # 39; The suspect remains in the hospital in critical condition and due to his condition we cannot speak to him.

& # 39; Our homicide investigation will try to find out why Matt was shot. One of my priorities is to make sure that future law enforcement efforts are not compromised. I know this is important to the public as well and I would ask everyone not to speculate. & # 39;

Police have opened an informal investigation into the incident, investigating how it was "patted" and why officials found bullets but not the revolver.

A Met source told the Times: "The police on the ground in Croydon thought he was safe when they handcuffed him from behind his back. He would never have been put in a van and taken to the police station if they had known he was still armed.

& # 39; But the gun was incredibly well hidden around his back. It was a one-in-a-million coincidence. But that one in a million killed one of our officers. & # 39;

Sergeant Ratana was reportedly shot in the chest five times at close range as he prepared to use a metal detector in a Covid-Screening cell on the handcuffed suspect arrested for possession of Class B ammunition and drugs to browse.

Honors from family members, colleagues and politicians continue to pour in for the rugby-loving "big friendly bear" who was months before his retirement.

Sergeant Ratana was a coach at East Grinstead Rugby Football Club, leaving behind an adult son and partner, Sue Bushby, with whom he lived in Goring, Sussex.

Ms. Bushby's mother Penelope said yesterday that her daughter had been with Sergeant Ratana for "six wonderful years" and that he intends to propose it.

Speaking exclusively to Mail Online, she found that Sue had also lost her father, Roy earlier this year, and that Sergeant Ratana had been a pillar of strength.

An avid rugby player, he was the head coach of East Grinstead Rugby Club, where he was considered an "inspiring and popular figure".

City Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy said the death of Sgt Ratana marked a "dark and sad day for the police family."

He added, "Everyone working on this investigation, from the forensic scientists to the local officials holding the barriers, does so with a heavy heart, but with a determination to find justice for our colleague and his family."

He said police are "meticulously" searching four crime scenes in connection with the murder, including the detention suite where the incident took place at around 2:15 pm on Friday.

The shooter, who was arrested by a special police officer on patrol with two regular officers, is in critical condition with a gunshot wound in the neck from his own weapon.

Scotland Yard has opened an investigation into the suspect, who has been identified as a "potential terrorist threat" and referred to the prevention program aimed at preventing vulnerable people from becoming involved in extremism.

Footage taken in the early hours of Friday shows the suspect walking towards Streatham on London Road when he was stopped by a police car in front of the five-story apartment as unsuspecting motorists passed by

Footage taken in the early hours of Friday shows the suspect walking towards Streatham on London Road when he was stopped by a police car in front of the five-story apartment as unsuspecting motorists passed by

In Anderson Heights, Norbury, there is still a police cordon in which the 23-year-old suspect was taken to the Croydon Detention Center before shooting 54-year-old Sergeant Matiu Ratana behind the back with his hands tied

Officials occupied the apartment building this morning

In Anderson Heights, Norbury, there is still a police cordon in which the 23-year-old suspect was taken to the Croydon Detention Center before shooting 54-year-old Sergeant Matiu Ratana behind the back with his hands tied

This morning flowers are being laid outside the Croydon Custody Center where Sergeant Ratana was shot

This morning flowers are being laid outside the Croydon Custody Center where Sergeant Ratana was shot

A police officer drapes the New Zealand flag over Sgt Ratana's bike at the Croydon Custody Center where the Hawke & # 39; s Bay cop was killed

A police officer drapes the New Zealand flag over Sgt Ratana's bike at the Croydon Custody Center where the Hawke & # 39; s Bay cop was killed

Satisfied the sergeant's assassination again and called for better protection of frontline officers

A former senior Met Police officer has called for better protection for the officers following the fatal shooting of Sgt Matt Ratana.

Andy Trotter, the Met's former deputy deputy commissioner and former chief of police for the UK's traffic police, said increasing prison sentences was not enough to prevent crimes against rescue workers.

He told Times Radio, “The challenges the police face, the violence they face, are much greater and will not be resolved by increasing a sentence by 10 years.

“It has to be a lot more about the number of cops … the protective gear they have, not just the police.

“Fire, ambulance, they are all under attack. We see attacks on shop workers, we see attacks on hospital staff. We are increasingly becoming a very difficult society for the police.

“We have to look down the line and just say that we are going to set up the sentences won't solve that. It has to be about prevention and detection and much more than just that. & # 39;

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B ammunition and drugs for the purpose of delivery. It is believed that cannabis resin was found on his person.

They searched the suspect after he behaved strangely before handcuffing him and driving him to the police station.

Sergeant Ratana – who has a 26-year-old son from a previous relationship – was about to search the handcuffed suspect with a metal detector in a Covid screening cell when the man was making a revolver that he stuffed into his pants.

The 23-year-old fired the gun with his hands still handcuffed behind his back and allegedly hit the veteran officer at close range in the heart several times.

In the chaos that followed, the attacker's gun went off again, injuring his neck, but he remains alive in a critical condition. The suspect is believed to be autistic and Sri Lankan in origin, according to the Times.

Sergeant Ratana was flown to the hospital after desperate medics performed open heart surgery on him in the detention center, The Sun reports.

Sergeant Ratana, whose job it was to look after the care and welfare of the detainees, died in hospital.

The newspaper has also claimed it managed to resuscitate the suspect after he died in the hospital.

A native of Hawke & # 39; s Bay, he came to the UK in 1989 and became a guardian for Princess Diana, the Queen Mother and former Prime Minister John Major, reports The Mirror.

And in 1992, the hero officer was less than 300 yards from an IRA car bomb that exploded off 10 Downing Street.

Friend Amanda Tessier, a community nurse whose sister Sue Bushby has had a relationship with the officer for six years, said, "He was a great, kind friend of a man, one of the most beautiful men to meet."

Sergeant Ratana's father has been described by his colleagues as a "real gentleman" and "one of the best," while Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said he was known as a "big guy" with a "big heart."

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said last night that it was "incredibly sad news" that one of her country's former police officers had died.

Sergeant Ratana, who coached East Grinstead Rugby Football Club

The sergeant came to the UK from New Zealand

Sergeant Ratana, East Grinstead Rugby Football Club coach, came to the UK from New Zealand

The inspiring police officer (pictured) had plunged into the coaching session and was looking forward to being able to concentrate fully on promoting future rugby stars in his retirement

The inspiring police officer (pictured) had plunged into the coaching session and was looking forward to being able to concentrate fully on promoting future rugby stars in his retirement

After moving to Worthing, West Sussex, six years ago, Matiu Ratana took on the position of head coach of East Grinstead Rugby Club and helped the youth develop their game

After moving to Worthing, West Sussex, six years ago, Matiu Ratana took on the position of head coach of East Grinstead Rugby Club and helped the youth develop their game

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, City Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, and Home Secretary Priti Patel observe a minute's silence in the atrium of Scotland Yard, London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, City Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, and Home Secretary Priti Patel observe a minute's silence in the atrium of Scotland Yard, London

The father of Sergeant Ratana, who coached East Grinstead Rugby Football Club, has been described in honors as "a big, kind, kind bear of a man" and "one of the most beautiful men to meet."

The father of Sergeant Ratana, who coached East Grinstead Rugby Football Club, has been described in honors as "a big, kind, kind bear of a man" and "one of the most beautiful men to meet."

Members of Sgt Ratana's rugby team mourn their coach at the Croydon Custody Center this afternoon

Members of Sgt Ratana's rugby team mourn their coach at the Croydon Custody Center this afternoon

Questions to the chiefs of Scotland Yard after the sergeant's death

Was he searched when he was arrested – and how thoroughly?

The arresting police's procedure depends on the circumstances in which the suspect was arrested. It is believed that he was brought to the station. How thoroughly was he searched during and after the arrest?

And then, when he was at the police station, was a more thorough search authorized by the detention officer?

Custody officers can authorize a strip search that may reveal guns hidden around a person's body and hidden from their clothes and bags.

What we know so far is that Sergeant Ratana was supposed to be searching the suspect with a metal detector when he was shot.

How did officers miss that he was carrying a gun?

Questions are asked about how a criminal suspect was able to get a gun into a police station believed to be one of the safest buildings in the country. It also increases the possibility that he came across a metal detector with the gun.

Mick Neville – a former detective chief inspector – told The Sun that criminals have been known to attach guns to her thigh or even slide the barrel into intimate areas with only the handle remaining visible. Even the most experienced officer could overlook this.

"The sergeant could have been at greater risk due to Covid-19 proceedings."

Did the suspect have the murder weapon with him the whole time?

It is believed that the suspect had the gun on him throughout his arrest. There will be questions to determine exactly when and how long he had the gun in his possession, given the rarity of illegal guns in Britain.

Some reports suggest guns are readily available in Croydon – often as little as 30 pounds.

Was the car searched to make sure nothing was hidden?

Officers are also required to search vehicles before and after use to ensure that no items have been hidden. The College of Policing guidelines state: "Employees must always consider whether to use their search powers before putting an inmate in a vehicle."

Did the police leave him unattended at any point?

The police have the power to search a person when arrested and use appropriate force to carry it out. After a suspect has been searched while arrested, "they should not be left unattended until presented to the detention officer, who will decide whether or not another search is necessary".

Did Covid's new booking rules affect the situation?

New Covid-19 controls put in place due to the escalating pandemic mean suspects often have to wait in a holding area to have their temperature checked in case they have symptoms of a coronavirus. So there are questions as to whether a full search took place before the suspect's temperature could be verified.

Do special police officers usually arrest people for a firearm crime?

Special police officers have the same powers as police officers, even though they are volunteers, and can therefore carry out any type of arrest. The special policeman who is said to have arrested the suspect would also have been with a normal officer.

Was the suspect watched by the anti-terror police?

The suspect was allegedly known to the Counter Terrorism Police and had previously been on their radar. Questions are therefore asked about the scope of the suspect's searches. Under the Police Reform Act of 2002, escort officers have the authority to search people being brought to or from a police station and to confiscate evidence in transit from the place of arrest.

Ms. Tessier added: “He was totally committed as a police officer and had almost 30 years of service. He knew the dangers of being a cop in London and he'd talked about it, but for him it was all part of the job. It was something he was trained and used to.

& # 39; He was such a lovely guy. He was a great kind guy. He liked to keep fit and rugby, but he also liked a burger or two. We just can't believe it. How did someone have a gun in the police station?

"I'm sure there will be a major investigation by the Met, but it doesn't seem right at all."

Ms. Tessier said her sister was devastated by the news and being comforted by friends.

She said, “They were together for about four years. In the morning there was a knock on the door. It's just devastating. We can't believe it. He was life and soul, a really fun-loving guy who was fully committed to his work. & # 39;

She said he was a passionate rugby fan who coached players. & # 39; You will be devastated by this. He coached the juniors too, ”she said, and burst into tears. "It's just awful."

Police protocol states that this cannot be done by the roadside and requires approval from a sergeant in a detention center.

The detained man was in a Covid screening cell, which is part of the custody process during the pandemic, when he launched the attack. Two officers pounced on the suspect to stop him.

It came when Sergeant Ratana opened the cell door to search him with a metal detector.

The force has launched an investigation into why the weapon was not found in the search.

Mick Neville – a former detective chief inspector – told The Sun that criminals have been known to attach guns to her thigh or even slide the barrel into intimate areas with only the handle remaining visible. Even the most experienced officer could overlook this.

"The sergeant could have been at greater risk due to Covid-19 proceedings."

Sgt Ratana, known to family and friends as Matt, felt that working in the detention suite was his "safest option" as he neared the end of his long police career, friend Neil Donohue said.

Mr Donohue told BBC Breakfast: "He thought it would be his safest option to only accompany him until he retired, and no one expected it – especially not in the police cells."

Sergeant Ratana is the grandson of Iriaka Ratana, the first Maori MP, and cousin of New Zealand Labor MP Adrian Rurawhe, who told the NZ Herald, “Everyone is really devastated to hear the news they have passed on.

"He was really proud to be a police officer and he was also very proud to be a Maori from New Zealand."

He added to Sky News, “It's really sad that he left too early, but also how he left. The whole family feels devastated. & # 39;

A 1996 magazine printed quotes from the sergeant in which he said, “I have this photo of myself as a child wearing a police helmet.

“One of my uncles sent it over. I don't remember growing up wanting to be a cop. But now that I am I wouldn't change it for anything. & # 39;

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he visited the family to offer condolences. Other accolades on social media said "What a waste", "You will be missed my friend", "So sad what a lovable man" and "Sleep well Maui".

Community leader Donna Murray-Turner described the officer who was shot this morning as "warm, intelligent and funny".

She told MailOnline: “He was a good person. He helped me set up stop-and-search workshops. I'll work with anyone who wants to make a difference, and they were one of those people.

"I just want his family to know that he is loved by them and that he is loved by members of the community."

A friend who lives on the same street as the sergeant said, “Matt was a lovely, lovely man. We are in shock.

& # 39; He was spoken softly and very nice. A wonderful neighbor. And he was so into his rugby. We found out what happened this morning. Very shocking news. & # 39;

This morning flowers will be laid outside the Croydon Custody Center by colleagues honoring Sgt Ratana who died on duty

This morning flowers will be laid outside the Croydon Custody Center by colleagues honoring Sgt Ratana who died on duty

He is the cousin of New Zealand Labor MP Adrian Rurawhe, who said: "Everyone is really devastated to hear the news that they have passed on."

He is the cousin of New Zealand Labor MP Adrian Rurawhe, who said: "Everyone is really devastated to hear the news that they have passed on."

People went to the Croydon Custody Center yesterday to mourn Sgt Ratana

People went to the Croydon Custody Center yesterday to mourn Sgt Ratana

Masked paramedics were among the crowds who came to the Custody Center in Croydon to pay their respects

Masked paramedics were among the crowds who came to the Custody Center in Croydon to pay their respects

The mourners went to the detention center on Saturday to pay their respects to Sgt Ratana, 54, who was shot on Friday morning

The mourners went to the detention center on Saturday to pay their respects to Sgt Ratana, 54, who was shot on Friday morning

What is the police log for finding suspects?

When the police arrest a suspect, they must follow a search protocol.

The College of Policing sets a number of procedures that officers should follow when conducting a search. This is "important" as it reduces the risk of staff harm, protects the safety of a suspect and ensures that potential evidence can be seized.

Section 54 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) allows officers to search someone arrested on arrival at a police station.

After a suspect arrives at the police station and for the duration of his / her time there, these rules apply to police officers and certain detention officers.

Employees are trained in search and refresher courses.

This may include a strip search, although officers will not be asked to do it automatically unless deemed necessary.

According to the codes of conduct, the detainee must explain to a detainee the reasons for the search and its conduct and ensure that it is done with “respect and dignity”.

Separate powers also allow searches to be carried out at any other time if a detention officer believes an inmate is in possession of an item capable of harming himself or others, damaging property, tampering with evidence, or escaping.

This law also gives officers the power to search a person when arrested and use appropriate force to carry it out.

After a suspect has been searched while arrested, "they should not be left unattended until presented to the detention officer, who will decide whether or not another search is necessary".

Under the Police Reform Act of 2002, escort officers have the authority to search people being brought to or from a police station and to confiscate evidence in transit from the place of arrest.

Officers are also required to search vehicles before and after use to ensure that no items have been hidden.

The College of Policing guidelines state: “Employees must always consider whether to use their search powers before putting an inmate in a vehicle.

“In major public order situations, it may be safer to remove the detainee from the incident and then conduct the search.

Glenn and Debbie Stobart lived with Sergeant Ratana in Coulsdon, south London, for several years before moving to Worthing.

Ms. Stobart, a close friend, said: “He was a fantastic man. He always helped others. If you were concerned about anything, he would answer your concern.

& # 39; He was so caring, funny, everyone knew him. He was a really great character.

He moved into the area the first day, knocked on the door and introduced himself, and everyone got to know him from then on. He loved his job and was a police officer. He was so proud to serve the church.

“He was looking forward to retirement next year but wasn't sure what to do with all the free time and got into rugby even more. He loved helping the children and it gave him a real purpose. & # 39;

Holding back tears as she talked about his killer, she added, “You should throw away the key.

“How could someone get to a police station with a gun? It asks for faith. & # 39;

Sergeant Ratana is the tenth police officer killed on duty in the past decade. The last one was Andrew Harper in Berkshire in August 2019.

PC Harper's widow Lissie Harper said it was "extremely devastating," adding, "What is happening to our world?"

Friday's incident marks the first time in eight years that a British police officer was shot dead on duty after Dale Cregan killed Greater Manchester police officers Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone in September 2012.

Scotland Yard has not yet confirmed whether he was on the anti-terrorist police radar following the claims made by BBC News.

However, it is believed that he was referred to the prevention program. The program is a government-run, multi-agency program involving the Home Office, counter-terrorism police and other agencies to prevent vulnerable people from becoming involved in extremism.

He was identified through possible links to right-wing extremism and Islamic extremism, but nothing was found to warrant a counter-terrorism investigation.

Shocked and tearful colleagues laid flowers throughout the day, and eleven police officers marched to the detention center once to leave flower tributes with a poem.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “My deepest condolences go to the family, friends and colleagues of the officer who was killed in Croydon last night. We owe a great debt to those who risk their own lives to protect us. & # 39;

Scotland Yard said no police rifles had been fired and they informed the officer's relatives and assisted them with special officers.

A number of police colleagues changed their social media profile pictures to black with a blue line as a sign of respect for the officer who had been with the police for nearly 30 years

His former girlfriend, Claudia Lynn, who lived with the officer for six years, said he was from New Zealand and started a career in the police force. She said they split four years ago after meeting in 2010. She is a former special police officer.

She said, “We moved here from London together, where we lived then. I was out of contact with him, but I had seen him occasionally. & # 39;

Police Officer Stuart James tweeted, “This morning my team and I responded to the worst radio broadcast of custody, words and scenes that I will never forget.

“The unimaginable happened to our police family. We have not only lost a good skipper, but also a real gentleman. One of the best. RIP brother. & # 39;

Community police officer Jacqueline Kufuor burst into tears after planting flowers outside the center in honor of her colleague. She said the late officer was "a lovely guy" and "the nicest man I have ever met".

She said, “You never expect this to happen when you go to work. It's just so sad that he was in custody and that this happened. & # 39;

She said, & # 39; He was a very handsome man. He was such a nice man. When he sees you, he'll just get up and talk to you. He would ask you about your job and how you are and how you are out there. So if I ever had problems, I would just talk to him. & # 39;

Neil John-Baptiste, 44, a salvage driver from Thornton Heath in south London drove into the center to plant flowers. He said, “I just think that a police officer lost his life in the course of his duty.

“I find what happened here really daunting. These are just flowers, but it's a mark of respect. Things have to change. & # 39;

A forensic scientist is pictured at the Croydon Detention Center in south London yesterday following the incident on Friday

A forensic scientist is pictured at the Croydon Detention Center in south London yesterday following the incident on Friday

Sadiq Khan, Inspector Dick and Mrs. Patel solemnly bowed their heads as they silently remembered the late officer

Sadiq Khan, Inspector Dick and Mrs. Patel solemnly bowed their heads as they silently remembered the late officer

The man was arrested at Croydon Detention Center in South London (pictured on Friday) when the incident took place

The man was arrested at Croydon Detention Center in South London (pictured on Friday) when the incident took place

Dame Cressida said Sgt Ratana was known as a "big guy" with a "big heart".

She said, “A gracious man who is respected by his colleagues, officials, staff, and of course members of the public, including, I can say, suspects who have been arrested or taken into custody.

"He was well known locally and will be so well remembered and missed in Croydon, as well as in the Met and the rugby world."

Dame Cressida said he was leaving a partner and adult son from a previous relationship.

She said he had come to the Met in 1991, adding, "He was a talented police officer, captain of his recruit training class."

What is "Prevent" and how do the authorities use it to fight terrorist attacks?

Prevent is a government-run, multi-agency program involving the Home Office, counter-terrorism police and other agencies.

As part of the program, the police work with partners from local authorities and community organizations to find solutions and protect vulnerable people from terrorism.

If an individual is classified as a terrorism risk, they can be referred to the Home Office's channel program.

The channel program is part of the prevention strategy and focuses on providing early support to people identified as vulnerable to terrorism.

At this point, you may have received help from a mentor.

After the assessment, many transfers to Prevent do not lead to any further police action, according to the anti-terror police.

In some cases, other organizations such as health, housing or education step in to provide support instead.

The three main points of the prevention strategy are:

– Respond to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism and the threat posed by those who hold these views

– Provide practical help to prevent individuals from becoming involved in terrorism and receive appropriate advice and assistance

– Work with a wide variety of institutions (including Education, Criminal Justice, Faith, Charities, Online, and Health) with risks of radicalization that we must address.

He first worked at Charring Cross before working at Hillingdon and Hackney.

She urged the public not to speculate about his death, saying, “I understand that there is great concern about how this happened, how this could have happened.

“I want to reassure everyone that the facts will be revealed, we owe it to Matt. We owe that to his family and of course to other police officers.

"But we have to give investigators the space to do their job and I have to say that speculation at this point is not helpful and can even harm our efforts."

Dame Cressida's New Zealand counterpart Andrew Coster wrote on Twitter: “The New Zealand Police have confirmed the deaths of the serving Met Police Officer and former New Zealand Police Officer Sergeant Matiu Ratana, known as Matt.

Sergeant Ratana was already a seasoned officer in the UK when he joined the New Zealand Police Department in 2003 as part of the UK's first High Commission Wing, Wing 212. He served in Auckland City and Manukau Counties until 2008 before returning to the UK.

“As my Metropolitan Police counterpart Cressida Dick said this morning, policing is a family. While Sergeant Ratana has spent most of his career in the UK, anyone who serves here will always be part of our New Zealand Police Department.

"We extend our condolences to his friends and family at home and abroad, as well as his colleagues in the Metropolitan Police and across the UK, who will feel this loss deeply."

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern said: “Incredibly sad to hear the news this morning that a metropolitan police officer killed in Great Britain was Matiu Ratana, a former New Zealand police officer.

Sergeant Ratana worked in Auckland City and Manukau Counties until 2008 before returning to the UK. To all Matiu Whanau around the world, we share your grief and we have all our condolences. & # 39;

John Davies, a former colleague of Sgt Ratana, said he was "a truly remarkable, strong and unique person".

Davies, 58, worked with Sgt Ratana for the Metropolitan Police from 2002 to 2004.

He said, “Matt and I were both cops in Hillingdon Borough, west London, and have worked closely together over these years.

“I just want to say that he was a really remarkable, strong and unique person. He would have made an impression on everyone he came in contact with.

"He was a great guy and will be sorely missed." He described Sgt Ratana as a "proud Maori".

Community police officer Jacqueline Kufuor said, "Sgt Ratana was a lovely guy" and "the nicest man I have ever met".

She said, & # 39; He was a very handsome man. He was such a nice man. When he sees you, he'll just get up and talk to you.

“He asked you about your job and how you handle it and how you are out there. So if I ever had problems, I would just talk to him. & # 39;

A grieving friend said Sergeant Ratana left rugby practice just hours before he was murdered. He described the victim as a "leader among men".

Paul, 27, who did not provide his last name, said the officer played as a prop for East Grinstead Rugby Club in Sussex and has been the head coach for four years.

Speaking outside the detention center on Friday wearing a West Sussex team training top, he said his teammate was a "giant of a man" who turned the site into a winning machine.

Paul, who works in recruiting, said, “He trained the stallions and was then head coach when they became available.

& # 39; He was a leader among men, the team started winning almost every game. It was definitely thanks to him that he never had the attitude to keep fighting. That was exactly what he was and he instilled that into the team.

"He played as a prop, he was a giant of a man."

Talking about his teammate he got emotional before adding, “We're all just devastated, it's all pretty overwhelming, it's hard to believe what happened.

& # 39; He was on the verge of retiring from the force. It is sad that the armed forces are being put into this position, they are just men and women doing their job. It's unhappy because they're on the front lines, it's bad, but nobody deserves it.

"I saw him last night, we trained with the team and he left training to come to his night shift."

After Sergeant Ratana moved to Worthing, West Sussex six years ago, he took on the position of head coach of the club and helped the youth develop their game.

He had been an outstanding player himself and had even stood out among many other London clubs as a professional Londoner Irishman. He had learned the game at Palmerston North Boys' High School, which has spawned a number of All Blacks.

England Rugby's Twitter account read: “Our thoughts and those of the rugby family as a whole go with Sergeant Matt Ratana's family and friends. Head coach at East Grinstead Rugby who gave so much to our sport. & # 39;

Three years after arriving in the UK, he married Teresa Conway in Slough and the couple had a son, Luke, the following year.

They later separated and his ex-wife and son are said to have emigrated to Australia. Friends said Sergeant Ratana stayed very close to Luke.

Sergeant Ratana posted a WhatsApp message to his players on the East Grinstead rugby team at 1:34 am this morning that reportedly said "Good meeting tonight". He was shot less than an hour later.

A friend told the BBC: “I had financial problems a few years ago. He came in one day and gave me 200 pounds out of the blue. I said & # 39; no no, I can't accept that & # 39; – and gave it back to him. But the next day he transferred it to my account. That's the guy he was. & # 39;

Scotland Yard said it has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which will lead an independent investigation.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said at the Home Office: “I am deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic overnight murder of the officer in Croydon.

Police stood at social distance outside the Windmill Road Custody Suite in Croydon on the Friday following the incident this morning

Police stood at social distance outside the Windmill Road Custody Suite in Croydon on the Friday following the incident this morning

Police officers remained silent for a minute in memory of the officer in a detention suite in Croydon after the shooting on Friday

Police officers remained silent for a minute in memory of the officer in a detention suite in Croydon after the shooting on Friday

Attacks on the police hit a record high, with more than 84 attacks in England and Wales EVERY DAY

The murder of a metropolitan police officer by a shooter has brought the record number of attacks on officials back into the spotlight.

Sergeant Matiu & # 39; Matt & # 39; Ratana, 54, was reportedly shot five times in the chest by a 23-year-old man detained at Croydon Detention Center in south London in the early hours of Friday morning.

A recent landmark report from the National Police Chiefs Council found that 88 percent of officers were attacked at least once in their career.

Figures from last year also showed that there were 30,679 attacks in England and Wales – the equivalent of 84 per day.

In the previous year, 2018/19, 71,308 sick days were recorded in 2018/19 due to attacks.

A survey of 40,000 officers found that 34 percent of officers said their personal safety training was inadequate, leading to the introduction of a national curriculum to ensure standards for all 43 armed forces.

Lissie Harper, the widow of Pc Andrew Harper, the last officer killed on duty, is campaigning for stricter laws to impose life sentences on those convicted of the murder of rescue workers.

Responding to Sergeant Ratana's death, she said, “This is devastating news. Nobody should go to work to never return.

“No man should be deprived of his life in a barbaric crime. Another hero was taken from us in unjustified violence. & # 39;

“All of our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the Metropolitan Police officer, but also with the surveillance of families across the country.

“This is a sad day for our country as we see again the tragic murder of a police officer on duty who is trying to protect and protect us.

"Later I will meet with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to discuss the ongoing investigation and of course the Metropolitan Police Service needs the time and space now to proceed with the investigation that is now due."

Sal Naseem, Regional Director of IOPC, said: “A Metropolitan Police (MPS) officer tragically died on duty and we extend our deep condolences to his family, friends and colleagues, and all those affected. The MPS is conducting a murder investigation into the death of the officer.

A 23-year-old man remains in critical condition in the hospital. If a member of the public dies or is seriously injured in police custody, the role of the Independent Police Conduct Office (IOPC) is to conduct an independent investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

“We started our investigation in the early hours of September 25th and our investigators were at the Croydon Custody Center on Windmill Road in south London collecting evidence. Our investigators are also in the area where the man was arrested, collecting relevant CCTV evidence.

“We will look at all of the police contact with the man from his arrest to the tragic incident. It is understandable that speculation and questions are being asked about how this incident turned out and we are looking for answers. It is important that we determine the sequence of events independently.

'Given the clear trauma of the officers who were present during the incident, they have not yet submitted their first reports. Work to maintain this will continue next week.

& # 39; We received video surveillance from the detention center and body-worn footage from the officers present. This will be checked and analyzed in the coming days.

“We discovered that the man was arrested for possession of Class B drugs with the intention of supplying and possessing ammunition. The man was handcuffed to the rear before being taken to the Croydon Custody Suite in a police vehicle, where he was taken into the building. He remained handcuffed to the back and sat in a holding area in the detention suite.

His handcuffs were left in place while officers prepared to use a metal detector to search him. It is at the point where shots were fired that resulted in fatal injuries to the officer and critical injuries to the man. A non-police firearm that appears to be a revolver was recovered from the scene. Further ballistic work is required.

"The MPS is conducting a separate murder investigation into the death of its officer, and we are working to ensure that our investigation does not affect their investigation."

Leroy Logan, a former superintendent of the Metropolitan Police, said there were a number of questions to be answered about the circumstances that led to the shooting of an officer at a police station.

He told BBC News, “The first thing you want to know is how this happened.

“How did this person come to be in the station, whether in the yard or in the building itself, and was able to make a weapon, whether she was on them?

“It depends on the caliber of the weapon because if it is obviously a small weapon and it is easy to find in that person's clothing, obviously another question arises as to how thoroughly that person was searched, if at all.

“These are the things the Professional Standards Department and Independent Police Conduct Bureau will deal with, as well as the investigators who need to look into this matter in depth.

"Because there is a lot of learning and there is obviously a lot of pain for the family and friends and colleagues of this officer who fell into the service."

A police officer lays flowers outside the Croydon Detention Center in south London this morning

A police officer lays flowers outside the Croydon Detention Center in south London this morning

Speaking to BBC News, former Metropolitan Police superintendent Logan said the procedure used would depend on the circumstances in which the police came into contact with a suspect.

He said, “It depends on whether this person was arrested outside the police station and transported in a vehicle. Without exception, these officers search this person to make sure they have nothing that could harm other people or themselves.

“Or try to hide material, whether it's drugs or items they shouldn't have.

“This is standard practice and of course for safety reasons, just in case they have a gun.

“There are circumstances where someone shows up in the custody suite area at reception and is shown straight through the area.

“So since we don't know all the details of how this person got into the safe area of ​​the ward, whether outside the building or in the yard or whatever, we just have to try to find out what happened because the details are great , very few are. & # 39;

Police are investigating the incident after a sergeant was shot dead early in the morning

Police are investigating the incident after a sergeant was shot dead early in the morning

Former Metropolitan Police Officer Dal Babu told LBC Radio, “A full body search would be expected to take place at the time of arrest.

How the Custody Sergeant is the tenth police officer killed on duty in the past decade

The sergeant is the tenth police officer killed on duty in the past decade. The other nine are as follows:

  • Andrew Harper, 28, Thames Valley Police – Killed on August 15, 2019 after being pulled by a vehicle while investigating a burglary report
  • Gareth Browning, 36, Thames Valley Police – Died April 1, 2017 after being hit by a suspicious vehicle while using a stinger in 2013
  • Keith Palmer, 48, Metropolitan Police – Stabbed to death on March 22, 2017 in the attack on Westminster Bridge
  • David Phillips, 34, Merseyside Police – Run over by police officers on October 5, 2015 during a chase
  • Andrew Duncan, 47, Metropolitan Police – Run over by a suspect on September 22, 2013
  • Adele Cashman, 30, Metropolitan Police – Collapsed on November 5, 2012 while chasing down robbery suspects
  • Fiona bones, 32 and Nicola Hughes 23, Greater Manchester Police – Shot dead on September 18, 2012
  • Ian Dibell, 41, Essex Police – Shot dead on July 9, 2012 while confronting an armed man

“Once they're at the police station, you can do a more thorough search. The detective can authorize a strip search and then you may find other weapons on people.

For security reasons, it is recommended that officers conduct the search at the time of arrest.

"The officers have to travel significant distances to get prisoners into detention suites."

Steve Reed, Labor MP for Croydon North, said his thoughts were with the officer's family and colleagues.

He tweeted: "We all in Croydon are in shock at this heartbreaking tragic news."

Mr Reed, 46, left a floral homage with party leader Mohammed Islam, 46, on site.

Mr Islam was "deeply touched" by the incident as his 23-year-old son Shakz waits for his start date to become a police officer for Westminster, Fulham and Chelsea.

He said, “That's why I'm really touched by what happened. It is very shocking and devastating news as I never thought that anything on this scale could happen today.

“I really feel for the family. The bravery that the emergency services show to protect us is incredible. I know that my son will also show this courage and will not be put off by this terrible event. & # 39;

His 23-year-old son Shakz Islam said, “When I heard that an officer had been shot, I was absolutely shocked. My brother kept calling me to tell me that someone had been killed as a detention officer.

“It's absolutely horrific, but it doesn't deter me from wanting to be an officer. If anything, I want to protect the public more and show that a career is worth it. & # 39;

Brother Zak Islam, 20, added, “It's just such a surprise that it happened here. Such a custody station should ensure the safety of the people.

“I just don't understand how a search failed to find the gun before it was brought into the building. This may have prevented this. I've grown up here all my life and I enjoy living here.

"It's a bit rough, but crime seems to have fallen seriously since the police station was built about five years ago."

44-year-old salvage driver Neil Garcia heard a helicopter circling overhead after returning from work shortly after 1 a.m. He added to the bouquets of flowers that were left outside the detention center.

What are special police officers and can they arrest people?

Special Police Officers are volunteer police officers who work with and support their local armed forces.

They spend an average of four hours a week assisting detectives and after completing their training they have the same powers as regular officers, as opposed to PCSOs or volunteer police officers.

This means that a special police officer is authorized to arrest someone in the same way as a normal officer.

Their main role is to conduct local intelligence patrols and participate in crime prevention initiatives in problem areas.

Among their duties, they conduct foot patrols; Support at the scene of the accident; Conduct door-to-door inquiries; offer security at major events and combat anti-social behavior.

They are not paid but are charged and are locally recruited by all 43 Home Office Police officers in England and Wales.

Mr Garcia said, “It is no surprise to hear a helicopter here late at night, but I saw the devastating news this morning. I only thought it was right to plant flowers because at the end of the day a person lost his or her life.

“There may be a lot of tension here between young people and the police, but it's the same with many communities.

“Even though I don't know this officer, I know a lot of good people in the police who helped me change my life when I was younger, so this touched my heart.

"These people only do their jobs out of love for the communities they serve, and there is no way this should happen to them."

Meanwhile, union leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: “It's horrible to hear that a police officer has been shot dead in Croydon.

“Our police put themselves in danger every day to protect us. All of my thoughts go with the officer's family, friends, and colleagues. & # 39;

London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted, “Devastated by this news. My heart goes out to the family of this brave officer who paid the highest price for keeping Londoners safe.

"Tragic incidents like this are a terrible reminder of the dangers our police officers face every day."

Attorney General Robert Buckland tweeted that he was "shocked and saddened" by the news.

He said, "My thoughts are with the officer's family, colleagues and the wider police community."

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 2:16 this morning to report an incident on Windmill Lane in Croydon.

“We sent two rescue workers, an operations manager, an advanced paramedic and two paramedics into cars. We have also deployed a London Air Ambulance trauma team.

A police car outside the Croydon Custody Center this morning after an officer was shot dead

A police car outside the Croydon Custody Center this morning after an officer was shot dead

Home Secretary Priti Patel released the above statement after the sergeant's death

Home Secretary Priti Patel released the above statement after the sergeant's death

It is believed to be the first time since September 2012 that a police officer was shot on duty when Dale Cregan killed PCs Fiona Bone (left) and Nicola Hughes (right).

It is believed to be the first time since September 2012 that a police officer was shot on duty when Dale Cregan killed PCs Fiona Bone (left) and Nicola Hughes (right).

"My heart is broken," says PC Andrew Harper's widow, Lissie

Lissie and Andrew Harper

Lissie Harper, die Witwe von Pc Andrew Harper, der letztes Jahr im Dienst getötet wurde, sagte in einer Erklärung: „Das sind verheerende Neuigkeiten. Nobody should go to work to never return. No man should be deprived of his life in a barbaric crime.

'Ein anderer Held wurde uns in ungerechtfertigter Gewalt genommen.

„Sie beschützen uns, aber wer beschützt sie? Another life has passed in a shameful act that reminds us of the danger our cops face with each shift they begin.

„Mein Herz ist gebrochen für ein weiteres Mitglied unserer Blue Line-Familie und all seine Familie, Freunde und Kollegen, die jetzt ein Leben ohne ihn akzeptieren müssen.

"Meine Gedanken und meine Liebe sind entschlossen mit ihnen."

"Police are a family and I, along with colleagues across the country, mourn the senseless death of one of our own on duty."

Ken Marsh, Vorsitzender der Metropolitan Police Federation, sagte: „Der Mord an einem diensthabenden Kollegen ist eine äußerst verheerende Nachricht.

Die Beamten in ganz London stehen unter Schock und sind wegen seines Todes magenkrank.

„Alle unsere Gedanken – und die aller unserer Mitglieder – sind zu dieser Zeit bei seiner Familie, Freunden und engen Kollegen. Wir und alle Mitglieder der Polizeifamilie im ganzen Land sind bei dieser Nachricht alle mit gebrochenem Herzen. & # 39;

Er fügte hinzu: „Offiziere setzen sich jeden Tag in Gefahr, um die Öffentlichkeit zu schützen.

Unfortunately, on very rare occasions, officers make the ultimate sacrifice while performing their role.

„Wenn das passiert, werden wir sicherstellen, dass ihre Tapferkeit und ihr Opfer niemals vergessen werden.

"Die an dem Vorfall beteiligten Kollegen werden so lange wie nötig unsere volle Unterstützung erhalten."

Der IOPC-Regionaldirektor Sal Naseem sagte: „Unser tiefstes Mitgefühl gilt allen, die von diesem schrecklichen Ereignis betroffen sind.

'Wir wurden heute Morgen vom MPS über den Schießvorfall im Croydon Custody Center informiert.

„Wir wissen, dass ein Polizist seitdem leider gestorben ist und sich ein Mann in einem kritischen Zustand im Krankenhaus befindet.

'Eine Morduntersuchung durch die Truppe ist im Gange.

"Unsere Ermittler sind vor Ort und nach dem Vorfall bei der Polizei, um mit unseren unabhängigen Ermittlungen zu beginnen."

Wie mehr als 1.600 Polizisten im Dienst in Großbritannien das ultimative Opfer gebracht haben

Der Polizist, der nach einem Schuss in Croydon gestorben ist, schließt sich einer langen Liste von Kollegen an, die im Dienst getötet wurden.

In einer Ehrenliste des National Police Memorial in London sind alle Beamten aufgeführt, die seit 1680 im Dienst durch Straftaten getötet wurden.

Die Liste enthält mehr als 1.600 Offiziere, die bei wichtigen Aufgaben wie der Vereitelung von Terroristen, der Unterdrückung von Randalierern und der Zusammenstellung von Protesten gestorben sind.

Unter ihnen war auch Pc Andrew Harper, der starb, als er in einem Abschleppseil gefangen und auf Feldwegen gezogen wurde, nachdem er im August 2019 in Berkshire versucht hatte, Quad-Diebe zu stoppen.

Seine drei jugendlichen Mörder wurden vom Mord befreit, aber nach einem Prozess gegen Old Bailey wegen Totschlags verurteilt.

Fotos von Polizisten, die im Dienst in Großbritannien getötet wurden: (Obere Reihe von links nach rechts) Pc William Frederick Tyler, Sergeant Robert Bentley, Sergeant Charles Tucker, Pc Walter Charles Choat, Polizeisergeant Frederick George Hutchins, Inspektor Philip Pawsey. (2. Reihe von links nach rechts) Pc Geoffrey Roger Fox, vorübergehender Detective Constable David Stanley Bertram Wombwell, Detective Sargent Christopher Tippet Leiter, Pc Yvonne Fletcher, Pc Keith Blakelock, Detective Constable Jim Morrison. (3. Reihe von links nach rechts) Detective Constable Stephen Oake, PC Stephen Jones, PC Alison Armitage, PC Patrick Dunne, PC Andrew James, Detective Constable Michael Swindells. (4. Reihe von links nach rechts) PC Richard Gray, PC Sharon Beshenivsky, PC David Rathband, PC Fiona Bone, PC Nicola Hughes, PC Andrew Duncan. (5. Reihe von links nach rechts) PC Kirsty Nelis, PC Tony Collins, PC James Dixon, PC David Phillips, PC Keith Palmer, PC Andrew Harper

Fotos von Polizisten, die im Dienst in Großbritannien getötet wurden: (Obere Reihe von links nach rechts) Pc William Frederick Tyler, Sergeant Robert Bentley, Sergeant Charles Tucker, Pc Walter Charles Choat, Polizeisergeant Frederick George Hutchins, Inspektor Philip Pawsey. (2. Reihe von links nach rechts) Pc Geoffrey Roger Fox, vorübergehender Detektiv Constable David Stanley Bertram Wombwell, Detective Sargent Christopher Tippet Leiter, Pc Yvonne Fletcher, Pc Keith Blakelock, Detective Constable Jim Morrison. (3. Reihe von links nach rechts) Detective Constable Stephen Oake, PC Stephen Jones, PC Alison Armitage, PC Patrick Dunne, PC Andrew James, Detective Constable Michael Swindells. (4. Reihe von links nach rechts) PC Richard Gray, PC Sharon Beshenivsky, PC David Rathband, PC Fiona Bone, PC Nicola Hughes, PC Andrew Duncan. (5. Reihe von links nach rechts) PC Kirsty Nelis, PC Tony Collins, PC James Dixon, PC David Phillips, PC Keith Palmer, PC Andrew Harper

Auf der Ehrentafel steht auch der unbewaffnete PC Keith Palmer, der im März 2017 von Khalid Masood während des Terroranschlags auf die Westminster Bridge erstochen wurde.

Masoods Amoklauf, bei dem fünf Menschen starben, wurde beendet, als er von einem engen Schutzbeauftragten eines Ministers erschossen wurde.

Pc Palmer wurde posthum mit der George-Medaille ausgezeichnet.

Ebenfalls aufgeführt sind die drei unbewaffneten Polizeibeamten der Metropolregion, die 1966 in Shepherds Bush von Harry Roberts ermordet wurden.

Detective Sergeant Christopher Head (30), Detective Constable David Wombwell (25) und Pc Geoffrey Fox (41) wurden ohne Vorwarnung erschossen, als sie drei Verdächtige in einem Van befragten.

In jüngerer Zeit wurde der 37-jährige Pc Gary Toms am 11. April 2009 in Leyton im Osten Londons bei Verdächtigen schwer verletzt.

Er starb sechs Tage später, als seine Lebenserhaltungsmaschine ausgeschaltet wurde, 25 Jahre nach dem Tod von Pc Yvonne Fletcher vor der libyschen Botschaft in London, während er eine Menge Demonstranten kontrollierte.

Ihr Mörder wurde nie vor Gericht gestellt und der Filmregisseur Michael Winner gründete aufgrund ihres Mordes den Police Memorial Trust.

Pc Fiona Bone (32) und Pc Nicola Hughes (23) wurden im September 2012 von Dale Cregan in Greater Manchester ermordet.

Pc Ricky Gray wurde von einem Schützen in den Kopf geschossen, der 2007 in Shrewsbury die Waffe auf sich selbst richtete, und Pc Sharon Beshenivsky wurde erschossen, als sie und ein Kollege im November 2005 versuchten, bewaffnete Räuber in Bradford aufzuhalten.

Ein anderer Name auf der Liste ist Pc Keith Blakelock, ein 40-jähriger Vater von drei Kindern, der von einem Mob angegriffen und während der Unruhen auf der Broadwater Farm 1985 mit einer Machete zu Tode gehackt wurde.

Winston Silcott wurde zusammen mit zwei anderen Männern wegen Mordes für schuldig befunden, doch 1991 wurden ihre Verurteilungen im Berufungsverfahren wegen "unsicherer" polizeilicher Beweise aufgehoben.

Pc Ian Broadhurst, 34, von der West Yorkshire Police, wurde am Boxing Day 2003 von David Bieber, 38, in Leeds ermordet.

Bieber erschoss auch zwei Kollegen von Pc Broadhurst.

Der amerikanische Bodybuilder, der vom FBI wegen der Anordnung von zwei Morden in Florida gesucht wurde, wurde anschließend lebenslang inhaftiert.

Der 44-jährige Detective Constable Michael Swindells starb, nachdem er im Mai 2004 in Birmingham eine Suche durchgeführt hatte.

Detective Constable Stephen Oake starb im Januar 2003 bei einem Polizeieinsatz in einer Wohnung in Crumpsall, Manchester.

Kamel Bourgass startete einen rasenden Messerangriff auf den Offizier der Spezialabteilung, als er versuchte zu fliehen.

Der Algerier wurde wegen Mordes zum Leben verurteilt.

Det Con Oakes Tapferkeit rettete nicht nur mehreren Kollegen das Leben, sondern möglicherweise auch Hunderten von Menschen, die Bourgass mit dem Gift Ricin töten wollte.

Der 29-jährige Pc Alison Armitage wurde im März 2001 von einem gestohlenen Auto überfahren.

Sie starb während einer Undercover-Operation in Hollinwood in der Nähe von Oldham, Greater Manchester.

Sie wurde zweimal von einem Fahrer in einem gestohlenen Fahrzeug auf dem Parkplatz eines verlassenen Pubs überfahren.

In October 1997, Pc Nina Mackay was stabbed to death in a raid in Stratford, east London, by paranoid schizophrenic Magdi Elgizouli.

Police officers also find themselves in danger when they are off duty.

Father-of-two Pc Ian Dibell, 41, was off work with a hand injury when he was killed near his home in Clacton in July 2012.

He had gone to help a member of the public who had been injured in a gun attack and was shot himself.

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