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Deputy Chair Sarah Green statement following terrorist attack in London

“We have all been shocked by the terrible events in London on Saturday evening and our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected.

"Following a referral from the Metropolitan Police in the early hours of Sunday morning, the IPCC has begun an independentinvestigation. The IPCC has a duty to investigate fatal police shootings and it is important to stress that we are currently investigating the circumstances of the incident and no individual police officers are under investigation. We will examine the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of the three attackers and the gunshot wounds sustained by a member of the public.

"The IPCC and the Metropolitan Police are following agreed working arrangements related to terrorist incidents, which are working well. We are conscious that the police are conducting a dynamic and ongoing counter terrorism operation and we will ensure that our investigation does not impede that operation. The Coroner is being kept informed but it has been agreed that the police investigationtakes primacy.

"Our investigators attended the scene at Borough Market and oversaw the post incident procedures early on Sunday morning where the officers involved provided their initial accounts. We can confirm that 46 shots in total were fired by eight police officers - three officers from City of London Police and five from the Metropolitan Police. We are examining CCTV footage from within Borough Market which we believe shows the majority of the incident relevant to our investigation.

"I recognise that this was a fast-moving and dangerous situation which the police had to respond to extremely quickly. This investigation is being given the highest priority and we aim to complete it at the earliest opportunity.”

 

Channel website: http://www.ipcc.gov.uk

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