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Croydon police officer shot dead at south London station named as Matt Ratana

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A police officer who was shot dead at a station in south London has been named as custody sergeant Matt Ratana.

The 54-year-old was described as "inspirational" and "larger than life" following his death at Croydon Custody Centre early on Friday morning.

He was shot by a man who was already in custody on suspicion of possessing ammunition.

The 23-year-old suspect – who was in handcuffs – managed to pull a gun out of his trousers before turning it on himself.

He was rushed to hospital where he is still in a critical condition.

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  • Shooting
  • London
  • MET Police

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