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Croydon shooting officer Matiu Ratana moved to custody work to be safer, friend says

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

A police officer shot dead by a handcuffed suspect at a south London station had moved into custody work because he thought it was safer as he approached retirement, a friend said.
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Croydon Police Shooting Suspect Had Hands Cuffed Behind His Back

Croydon Police Shooting Suspect Had Hands Cuffed Behind His Back

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

The man who shot dead a Met Police sergeant inside a custody suite in Croydon had his hands cuffed behind his back at the time of the incident, the police watchdog has confirmed. Sgt Matiu Ratana - known as Matt to his family and friends - died in hospital on Friday after a 23-year-old gunman opened fire at Croydon Custody Centre in south London in the early hours of the morning. Originally from New Zealand, Sgt Ratana joined the force in 1991 and was just weeks away from his retirement when he was killed. Speaking to BBC Breakfast, a friend described Sgt Ratana as “the most nicest...
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What we know about the Croydon police station shooting so far as investigations continue

What we know about the Croydon police station shooting so far as investigations continue

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Sergeant Matiu Ratana was shot dead by a handcuffed suspect
The police officer who was shot dead by a handcuffed suspect at a south London custody suite was less than two years from retirement.
Sergeant Matiu Ratana, 54, was shot in the chest at Croydon Custody Centre as officers prepared to search the 23-year-old man who then turned the revolver on himself at around 2.15am on Friday.
The 54-year-old, known as Matt to his family and friends, is the first officer to be killed by a suspect inside a police station.
No police firearms were fired and the case is not being treated as...
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Police killer was on terror watch list: Sergeant shot through chest five times

Police killer was on terror watch list: Sergeant shot through chest five times

1 month ago   |   By Daily Express

THE MAN suspected of shooting dead an inspirational police officer inside a station was known to counter-terrorism detectives, it emerged yesterday. The death of custody sergeant Matt Ratana, 54, shocked the nation, with Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick saying the "police family" is devastated.
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Croydon police station fatal shooting: What we know so far

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

A police officer was shot dead at Croydon custody centre by a handcuffed suspect with a revolver.
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Tributes to Sergeant Matiu Ratana, shot dead at London police station by suspect in handcuffs

Tributes to Sergeant Matiu Ratana, shot dead at London police station by suspect in handcuffs

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

A Metropolitan Police officer shot dead inside a south London custody suite by a handcuffed suspect armed with a revolver has been described as a lovely and highly-respected colleague.
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