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Crime, Sydenham

Man shot dead near Sydenham station

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A man has been shot dead this afternoon near Sydenham station.

According to the Metropolitan Police:

“Police were called at 15:45hrs on Sunday, 8 September to reports of suspicious activity in Sydenham Road, SE29.

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Officers attended. Shots were subsequently heard and firearms officers were also called to the scene along with the London Ambulance Service.

A man in his 20s was found with gunshot wounds. He died at the scene at 15:50hrs.”

Judging by this account shots were fired after police attended. It’s an extremely busy town centre location near Lloyds bank and shops.

The road is closed and will be for some time with forensics on scene. Buses are diverted:

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police 101 quoting CAD 4860/8Sept or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


  1. Graham

    We now need to let the Govrnment get on with leaving the EU this year. So all our politicians from all partiies can get back to the house of commons chambers and start running this Country again and deal with serious domestic issues like the rise in violent crime which is on the increase in London and around the UK.

    Too many lives are being lost to violent crimes which are needless loss of lives and for what ???

  2. It seems we have a case of ultimate schadenfreude here. It is now being reported the man accidentally shot himself when trying to shoot someone else.

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