Menezes police in new fatal shooting
By Tony Jones, Neville Dean and John Bingham, PA
Published: 02 November 2006
The death of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes was back in the spotlight today as it emerged that officers involved in the incident had taken part in another police operation in which a man was shot dead. The officers were part of Scotland Yard's specialist CO19 firearms unit which supported Flying Squad detectives as they attempted to stop a suspected armed robbery at the Nationwide building society in New Romney, Kent, on Tuesday. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating after a man, who has not been named, was shot during the operation and later died in hospital.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed last night that the team sent to Kent had included officers who were involved in the shooting of Mr de Menezes at Stockwell Tube station in south London on July 22 last year. But Scotland Yard would not comment on claims that one of the firearms officers who opened fire on Mr de Menezes shot the 42-year-old man during the suspected bank robbery in Kent.