Man in critical condition after Hackney police shooting

Mandeville Street, Hackney, Image copyright Google
Image caption Police were called to reports of an armed robbery on Mandeville Street, Hackney

A man who was shot by a police officer is in a critical condition, Scotland Yard has said.

Armed officers were called to reports of a vehicle robbery involving guns in Hackney, east London, at about 22:50 GMT on Monday.

The Met confirmed a "police firearm was discharged" at an address on Mandeville Street and the man was taken to hospital. No-one else was injured.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

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