Man accused of shooting Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana ‘might never be tried’

The man accused of shooting Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana may never be tried as he has been left paralysed and brain damaged.  Prime suspect in the killing of Sergeant Ratana – Louis De Zoysa, 23 – will not be prosecuted unless his condition improves, Crown Prosecution Service lawyers have advised police. They have said that … Read more Man accused of shooting Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana ‘might never be tried’

Man accused of shooting Sergeant Matt Ratana while in Croydon police station ‘had a job with HMRC’ 

The man accused of shooting Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana while in custody in a Croydon police station had a government job, according to reports. Suspected shooter Louis De Zoysa was an employee of HMRC in the run-up to the fatal shooting last month, the Sun on Sunday reports. Bosses are probing what clearance the … Read more Man accused of shooting Sergeant Matt Ratana while in Croydon police station ‘had a job with HMRC’ 

Arsenal and Sheffield United pay tribute to Sgt Matt Ratana by dressing seats ahead of match

Arsenal pay tribute to Sgt Matt Ratana – who was tragically shot dead inside a police station last week – by dressing seats with club shirts bearing his name alongside Met Police uniform and holding minute’s silence ahead of Premier League match A touching tribute to the late Sgt Matt Ratana has been unveiled at … Read more Arsenal and Sheffield United pay tribute to Sgt Matt Ratana by dressing seats ahead of match

Police officers across UK fall silent to honour murdered Sgt Matt Ratana

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 … Read more Police officers across UK fall silent to honour murdered Sgt Matt Ratana

Sgt Matt Ratana, 54, died from a gunshot wound to the chest, inquest hears 

Sgt Matt Ratana, 54, died from a gunshot wound to the chest after being fired upon inside police station, inquest hears Policeman shot while preparing to search handcuffed suspect in Croydon Preliminary post-mortem report was read at Croydon Coroner’s Court today   Detectives are still yet to speak to the alleged gunman, Louis De Zoysa, 23  By … Read more Sgt Matt Ratana, 54, died from a gunshot wound to the chest, inquest hears 

New Zealand high commissioner on emotional visit to scene where Sgt Matt Ratana was shot dead

New Zealand‘s high commissioner to the UK has made an emotional visit to the scene where custody officer Matt Rantana was shot dead, ahead of an inquest later today. Bede Corry joined Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick to pay his respects at Croydon Custody Centre in London, where New Zealand-born Sgt Ratana was killed … Read more New Zealand high commissioner on emotional visit to scene where Sgt Matt Ratana was shot dead

Photos of Sgt Ratana murder suspect posing with a 5ft medieval SWORD emerge

Posing for the camera, this is the former engineering student suspected of shooting dead policeman Matt Ratana. Alleged gunman Louis De Zoysa, 23, remains in a critical condition after apparently blasting himself during a tussle with officers after Sgt Ratana was hit in the heart inside his own station last week. These images of De Zoysa … Read more Photos of Sgt Ratana murder suspect posing with a 5ft medieval SWORD emerge

Police forensics remain at family home of murder suspect who ‘shot dead Sgt Matt Ratana’ 

Forensic officers are still searching the home of Louis De Zoysa, the 23-year-old murder suspect thought to have shot dead Sergeant Matt Ratana in a London police station four days ago. Officers are also combing a field in Surrey as part of the investigation into Sgt Ratana’s killing.   Sgt Ratana, 54, was shot as he … Read more Police forensics remain at family home of murder suspect who ‘shot dead Sgt Matt Ratana’ 

New Zealand police perform haka to honour Sergeant Matt Ratana

Police officers in New Zealand performed a haka today in memory of Sergeant Matt Ratana four days after he was shot dead inside a custody centre in London. The group of officers carried out the traditional Māori dance at Porirua College near Wellington following the shooting last Friday in Croydon, South London. New Zealander Sgt … Read more New Zealand police perform haka to honour Sergeant Matt Ratana

Disgraceful yob films himself goading distraught policeman over the death Sgt Matiu Ratana

A disgraceful yob filmed himself goading distraught policemen over the death of a slain Metropolitan Police colleague – hours after the fatal shooting took place. Footage from Kennington in south London captures a man tell three officers ‘it is what it is’ after they explained they were having a difficult day following the shooting of … Read more Disgraceful yob films himself goading distraught policeman over the death Sgt Matiu Ratana