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Man arrested after police shooting incident

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a man was arrested after special rounds were shot to stop a car on the A27 this afternoon.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Trident Gang Crime Command today carried out a 'hard stop' on a car on the A27 in Lewes, Sussex.

MPS detectives and armed officers from the MPS Specialist Firearms Command stopped the car at around 15:30hrs in relation to firearms.

No shots were fired during the stop but Hatton rounds where discharged to incapacitate the car.

There were no reports of any injuries. A suspected firearm was recovered.

A man (no further details at this time) was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and has been taken into custody at a local police station.

– Metropolitan Police statement

Men convicted of Bournemouth death

Four men have admitted fatally shooting a Bournemouth man at his home.

21-year-old Reece James was shot dead in his flat in Boscombe on Wednesday July, 27.

The four men were found guilty of manslaughter today and will be sentenced tomorrow, Friday June, 7.

Kieron Wellington was sentenced in connection with Reece James' death Credit: Dorset Police
Keifer Hutchinson Credit: Dorset Police

After the death of Reece James, Dorset Police's Major Crime Investigation Team started a search across the South, which led officers to London and Kent areas.

Detective Superintendent Pam Trevillion, said: “This verdict comes at the end of a complex investigation by Dorset Police working together with our colleagues at the Metropolitan Police and Kent Police as well as the Crown Prosecution Service."

Jarome Parkinson was found guilty in connection with Reece James Credit: Dorset Police
Wayne Stephenson was charged in connection with Reece James' death Credit: Dorset Police


Murder investigation: Leaflets delivered

Police investigating the murder of Jahmel Jones have delivered hundreds of witness appeal leaflets to homes surrounding St Mary's Street in Southampton.

The leaflets, containing a CCTV image of three men detectives want to trace in connection with the shooting which happened on as they continue to investigate the murder of Jahmel Jones on Saturday, April 20.

The leaflets have been delivered to homes in St Mary's Street and Northam Road as well as adjoining side roads.

Southampton shooting: CCTV released of three men

The men were walking along Old Northam Road Credit: Hampshire Police

Detectives leading the investigation into the shooting of Jamal Jones in Southampton have released CCTV showing three suspects. Officers are appealing for sighting of the men and hope the CCTV may jog people’s memories.

All three men are believed to be black and are wearing dark hooded tops with the hoods up.

CCTV images released by police

The CCTV shows the three suspects walking along Old Northam Road in Southampton just prior to the murder at around 10.24am on Saturday, April 20, and then again leaving shortly afterwards at about 11.02am. It’s believed they then headed in the direction of the Esso petrol station in Northam Road.

Detective Superintendent Callan Cessford said: “We are trying to trace the movements of the men after they left the murder scene in St Mary’s Street. We know they went up Old Northam Road and then towards the Esso petrol station.

“We would like to hear from anyone who remembers seeing them at any stage on their journey especially if they saw them after they passed the petrol station.

Police shooting: IPCC investigation continues

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is continuing its investigation after a man was shot by Sussex Police.

The incident a man by Sussex Police in the early hours of September 16 in Seaford, East Sussex.

The man, 62, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital and his condition is described as critical but stable.

IPCC Commissioner Mike Franklin said: "At this stage we can confirm that the man was shot three times by Sussex police officers, twice in the torso and once in the leg.

A shotgun was recovered from the scene and an initial ballistics report indicates that one shot was fired from it.

"Our investigation, which is in the very early stages, will scrutinise the actions and decision making of Sussex Police."

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