Police officers across the UK have fallen silent to remember ‘gentle giant’ Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana who was shot ‘several times’ by a suspect in handcuffs inside a police station. The 54-year-old was shot as he was preparing to search a handcuffed suspect – widely named as Louis De Zoysa, 23 – who had managed to smuggle a revolver into the custody suite in Croydon, south London on September 25. He was rushed to hospital after the shooting at 2.15am last Friday – but was tragically pronounced dead after fighting for his life for two hours. At 11am, colleagues from across the country paid tribute to Sgt Ratana, calling him a close friend who was part of the ‘police family’. Officers up and down Britain observed a minutes silence in memory of Sgt Ratana with many forces sharing images of their solemn tributes to social media. Police in Swansea, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Fenland, Surrey were among those who shared pictures of their officers taking part in the memorial – lead by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick who bowed her head outside the London force’s HQ. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick (centre), Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave (left) and Robin Wilkinson,… Read full this story
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