Officer shoots himself in leg at Putney police station

A police officer is recovering in hospital

A police officer is recovering in hospital

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A police officer is recovering in hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.

The male officer was holstering a police issued firearm at the police station in Putney High Street when it went off.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the incident, assisted by Metropolitan Police serviceS Health and Safety.

No other people were present at the time.

A Met spokeswoman said: "At approximately 9am on Monday January, 20 an officer was injured after his police issued firearm was discharged.

"The incident occurred inside a police building in Putney.

"The male officer was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

"Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are underway, the Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed and the MPS Health and Safety branch are assisting with the enquiry.

"The IPCC has been informed as is normal in these circumstances, but the investigation remains with the MPS Directorate of Professional Standards."

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 9am on Monday morning to reports of a shooting at an address in Putney Bridge Road.

"We sent a responder in a car, one ambulance crew and an air ambulance.

"Staff treated a man reported to be in his 30s, he taken as a priority to a south London hospital."

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7:14pm Fri 24 Jan 14

TASTYTONE says...

haha the melt yet there was no charge on the mark duggen shooting yet theses Tit's are still running round with GUNS...Cant figure it out myself...Something has to be done know surely...the Melt..!
haha the melt yet there was no charge on the mark duggen shooting yet theses Tit's are still running round with GUNS...Cant figure it out myself...Something has to be done know surely...the Melt..! TASTYTONE
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8:14pm Sun 26 Jan 14

wandsworth angel says...

Thought they were trained ,safety catch not on then ?
Thought they were trained ,safety catch not on then ? wandsworth angel
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8:18pm Sun 26 Jan 14

wandsworth angel says...

Thought they were trained, safety catch not on then.
Thought they were trained, safety catch not on then. wandsworth angel
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