Thursday, June 29, 2006

British police have named a man they want to speak to in connection with the shooting of an undercover policeman

BBC News:

Dean Stanbury

The unarmed officer, who had been in plain clothes, was shot in the shoulder during a surveillance operation in Leyton, east London, on Tuesday.

Five men were arrested and released on bail until a later date.

But police are now trying to trace Dean Stanbury, 20, of Walthamstow, described as black, six feet tall and stocky. The public were warned not to approach him.

Police said it was likely Mr Stanbury was still in the north-east London area.

The injured officer from the Violent Crime Directorate, part of the Metropolitan Police's Territorial Policing Command, was with a colleague when he was shot.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said the 44-year-old is now out of hospital and recovering at home.

The full details of the operation remain unclear but London Ambulance Service said they were called at 1540 BST on Tuesday to Chichester Road in Leyton.

Two of the arrests are then thought to have been made in nearby in Oakland Road.

People living in the area described hearing a gunshot and seeing a car chase.

Police Name Man Wanted Over Cop Shooting


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