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Met firearms officers charged after shooting in London

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Two officers from the Metropolitan Police have today (29 October) been charged following a non-fatal shooting in south London in 2018. The incident occurred at around 08:10 on 3 December along Haydons Road in south Wimbledon.

The first officer, identified as NX1, is charged with wounding with intent. The second officer, known as MY55, is charged with attempted wounding with intent.

The officers will  appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 25 November at 2pm for their first hearing.

The CPS authorised the charges following a referral of evidence from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) which investigated the shooting.

The CPS' function is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges for the criminal court to consider. The CPS assessment of any case is not in any sense a finding of, or implication of, any guilt or criminal conduct. It is not a finding of fact, which can only be made by a court, but rather an assessment of what it might be possible to prove to a court, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

The media are reminded not to publish any material, including on social media, that could prejudice their right to a fair trial.

Notes to editors

  • The officers cannot be named to avoid prejudicing a related ongoing prosecution in which they will be giving evidence as NX1 and MY55
  • Wounding with intent is contrary to section 18 Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and attempted wounding with Intent is contrary to section 1(1) Criminal Attempts Act 1981.

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