Police protection officer found shot in Camden named as Colin Smelt

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A Metropolitan Police protection officer found shot dead at a property in north London has been named as Colin Smelt, an inquest into his death heard.

PC Smelt, 43, was found with a bullet wound at his home at King's Terrace in Camden on 19 February.

St Pancras Coroner's Court heard that officers forced their way into the property after the officer failed to turn up for work.

The PC died from a gunshot wound to the chest, a post-mortem examination found.

Police are investigating whether a police weapon was used in the incident.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

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