Collier Row shooting an 'attack on our community' according to Romford MP Andrew Rosindell
PUBLISHED: 12:41 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:26 09 April 2018
Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has said the shooting in Collier Row this morning was "an attack on our community".
According to the Met, officers answered a call at around 4am today (Monday, April 9) to a man making threats and claiming that he had a gun at a house in Collier Row.
Firearms officers attended the scene and were told that the man had left the address armed with a gun.
At around 4.45am a man - believed to be in his 40s - was shot by police in the Collier Row Road and Lodge Lane area.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 5.17am.
Speaking about the incident Mr Rosindell said: “It’s very simple - my most immediate thoughts are with the people of Collier Row.
“They have been under attack by this man
“This is an attack on our community.
“The police got there as fast as possible, and they must be commended for dealing with the incident as quickly as possible.
“The important thing is that the other people in the community have been protected.
“We now quickly need to find out what this man was doing.”
He said that just in the last 48 hours he had received a number of other reports of violent crime in and around Romford, and said that the Mayor of London - Sadiq Khan - “needs to start thinking about whats happening in outer London and not just inner London.”
He said that Havering needs more policing resources to deal with incidents like this.
Road closures remain in place around the scene.