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A police officer is in hospital receiving treatment for a gunshot wound having shot himself in the foot during a routine operation in Acton this Thursday morning (21 September).

He was part of a firearms unit attending what the police have described as a ‘welfare check on the occupant of a property Old Oak Common Lane, W3.

At around 4.20am after completing the call and leaving the address, a police firearm was discharged by one of the officers causing an injury to his foot. He has been taken to a central London hospital for treatment - his condition is not life threatening.

There were no other injuries and no other shots fired.

September 21, 2017


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