'William & Kate' officer fires gun

An investigation has been launched after a policeman believed to be guarding the Anglesey home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accidentally fired a gun.

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Gun-shot officer taken off duty during investigation

The Metropolitan Police Service says a royal protection officer who accidentally fired a gun while it's believed they were guarding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home on Anglesey has been taken off firearms duty while the incident is investigated.

Shortly before 1pm on Wednesday October 24 an on-duty MPS police officer unintentionally discharged a firearm while in an unmarked police vehicle.

The round damaged the floor of the vehicle. Another on-duty officer was in the vehicle at the time of the incident. Neither officer was injured.

The officers were on duty in north Wales at the time.

– Metropolitan Police Service spokesman

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