Man shot dead by armed police in Streatham Hill

A man was shot dead by armed police in Streatham Hill last night, the Met has confirmed.

Police officers were pursuing a “suspect vehicle” just before 10pm last night in Lambeth.

The vehicle was stopped after “tactical contact” in Kirkstall Gardens and the man, who was in the vehicle and believed to be in his 20s, was subsequently shot.

He later died in hospital at around quarter past midnight.

Police cordons and road closures are in place around Streatham Hill and the police are working to identify the man’s next of kin.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched an investigation.

Commander Alexis Boon, said: “I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who died and I recognise the devastating and lasting impact this tragic incident will have on them.

“I understand that this incident is extremely concerning and I would like to reassure the community that the Met is co-operating fully with the Independent Office for Police Conduct as they carry out a thorough and independent investigation.

“I also recognise that the family and community want answers about what happened. I know the IOPC investigators are working hard to establish the facts but also need some time and space to be able to progress their enquiries.

“Myself, along with the local policing commander, have met with key partners and community members, and will continue to actively work together to engage with, and to reassure the public, at this difficult time.”

You can read the IOPC’s latest update here.

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