BREAKING: Matt Ratana named as the Met Police officer killed in Croydon

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The police officer who was shot dead in south London has been named as Matt Ratana.

Mr Ratana, aged 54, who was a custody sergeant, was killed after being shot by a man who was already in custody.

The suspect – a 23-year-old man – then turned the gun on himself and was taken to hospital, where he is still in a critical condition.

The incident took place at around 2.15am at Croydon custody centre.

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