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Suspected gunshots fired at police car in Streatham Common

Officers investigating a suspected firearms discharge in Streatham Common have located the suspects’ vehicle


The grey Kia Niro Estate was found in the Tulse Hill area and will be recovered for a full forensic examination.


The investigation into a suspected firearms discharge at a police car during a pursuit in south London remains ongoing.


At 3.32am on Tuesday, 5 July, officers were in pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle when two suspected gunshots were fired.


The police car stopped on Copley Park, at the junction with Streatham Common South. The suspects made off on Streatham Common South.


There were two officers in the vehicle, neither of whom were hurt. The police vehicle did not sustain any damage.


The investigation is being led by Specialist Crime (Trident).


A crime scene is in place; CCTV and forensic examinations are ongoing.


Detectives remain keen to hear from anyone who lives, or may have been driving in the area, and may have captured doorbell or dash cam footage of the vehicle.


Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, head of policing for Southwark and Lambeth, said: “Such an incident is a prime example of the danger officers put themselves in every day in order to keep Londoners safe.


“We are incredibly relieved that they did not suffer any injuries and are now looking to ensure they receive appropriate welfare and support following this incident.


“I know the public will be shocked to hear of this incident. Our specialist detectives are following a number of leads; if you have information that can support them, I ask you to contact us immediately.”


Information can be given via 101 or tweeting @MetCC reference CAD 861/05Jul.


Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.