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Police shoot man during south London eviction

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2468

Police shot and critically injured a man in Clapham, south London, last weekend as they assisted bailiffs to evict him.

The 34 year old had not been named as Socialist Worker went to press.

Police went to the man’s south London home last Saturday after housing authorities unsuccessfully tried to evict him the day before. 

They say they saw a weapon.

A seven-hour siege took place before police opened fire on him outside the address.

He was seriously injured and arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. 

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has said it has opened an investigation into the shooting.

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Tue 25 Aug 2015, 17:09 BST
Issue No. 2468
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