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Radio saves policeman's life by catching bullet

A gunman opened fire on the policeman in London, but the bullet became lodged in the officer’s radio. One man was shot dead during the incident.

Police outside Tottenham Hale Underground station in north London, after a man was shot dead in north London during a police operation
Police outside Tottenham Hale Underground station in north London, after a man was shot dead in north London during a police operation
Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A POLICEMAN IN London escaped with his life after a gunman opened fire on him and the bullet became lodged in his radio.

The incident took place in Tottenham Hale in North London yesterday evening. A local man was shot dead by police during the planned operation.

Twenty-nine-year old  Mark Duggan was travelling in a cab when it was stopped by police. BBC reports that three shots were fired, one of which came from inside the cab.

A bullet was later found lodged in a policeman’s radio. One officer was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

The Telegraph reports that the dead man was known to police and that he had been under surveillance. A witness has said that they heard police ask Duggan several times to stop what he was doing.

An investigation has been launched by the police watchdog, according to The Guardian.

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