Two charged over Croydon PC shooting

Police officer shot in Croydon

Two men were remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in court over the shooting of a policeman in Croydon.

The officer was injured last Friday when one of the suspects he was chasing in Kingsdown Avenue, South Croydon, opened fire.

On Sunday, the unnamed officer was visited in hospital by the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson, just hours after his resignation. The officer’s injuries are said not to be life-threatening.

The two accused men, Demar Provan, 21, of no address, and Adewale Ogunsanya, 22, of Streatham, were charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of ammunition. They were remanded on bail by Croydon Magistrates Court.

Provan will appear next at Croydon Crown Court on 23 September. The date when Ogunsanya will appear at the court is yet to be fixed, the magistrates’ court said.



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