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PFEW statement following death of police officer

John Apter, National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales said:

This is utterly devastating and heartbreaking news that a colleague from the Metropolitan Police has been shot and killed. Our thoughts are with the officer's family, friends and colleagues at this most terrible time.

Policing is a family and when we lose one of our own in such a devastating way it effects us all. The dangers police officers face every day are very real and sadly, as we have seen can result in officers making the ultimate sacrifice.

There will now be an investigation and therefore it would be wrong to say any more at this time or to speculate, other than to say that our hearts are with the family of our officer who has been killed and all involved in this horrific incident.

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