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A police officer has been shot dead by a suspect who then turned the gun on themselves in Croydon.

The officer, who has not been identified, died after being rushed to hospital following the incident at the Croydon Custody Centre in Windmill Lane just after 2am on Friday. A 23-year-old man has been detained.

Commissioner Cressida Dick and Home Secretary Priti Patel shared tributes to the officer. Ms Patel said: “I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn that a Metropolitan Police Officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty.

“This is a sad day for our country and another terrible reminder of how our police officers put themselves in danger each and every day to keep the rest of us safe.”

“At approximately 0215 on Friday, September 25 the officer was shot by a man who was being detained at Croydon Custody Centre in Windmill Lane,” said the Metropolitan Police.

“Officers and paramedics treated him at the scene and he was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service. Very tragically he subsequently died at hospital.

“We are in the process of informing all of the officer’s family and are supporting them with specialist officers.

“A 23-year-old man was detained by officers at the scene. He was also taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and remains in a critical condition.

“No police firearms were discharged during the incident.”

A police officer has been shot dead by a suspect being booked into custody at a south London police station.

The custody sergeant was shot before the suspect then turned the gun on themselves at the Croydon Custody Centre in Windmill Lane just after 2am on Friday.

She said: “This is a truly shocking incident in which one of our colleagues has lost his life in the most tragic circumstances. My heart goes out to his family, direct colleagues and friends.

“We are currently supporting his family and also have a dedicated team providing support to the officers and those in the custody centre who witnessed the shooting.

“When a colleague dies in the line of duty the shockwaves and sadness reverberates throughout the Met and our communities. Policing is a family, within London and nationally, and we will all deeply mourn our colleague.

“We are in the early stages of the investigation and are still working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and we will provide further updates when we have them.”

Former Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade Dany Cotton says her “thoughts are with everyone involved in this senseless killing”

“This is a sad day for our country” says the Home Secretary

Priti Patel said: “I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn that a Metropolitan Police Officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty.

“My thoughts today are with his family, friends and policing colleagues in London and across the country.

“This morning I spoke to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick to express my condolences and to offer whatever support is needed as this tragic event is investigated.

“This is a sad day for our country and another terrible reminder of how our police officers put themselves in danger each and every day to keep the rest of us safe.”

Tributes paid to police officer shot dead in Croydon station: ‘A sad day for our country’

Home Secretary Priti Patel, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Scotland Yard chief Cressida Dick are among those who have paid tribute to the police officer who was shot dead in Croydon.

The officer was shot in a south London police station in the early hours of Friday morning and later died in hospital, police said.