Man in life threatening condition after being shot in the face.


A man is in a critical condition after being shot in the face yesterday evening in Dagenham. The incident happened on Maplestead Road just after 6:25 pm and police are still on scene.

A spokesperson for the Met told the London news section of the Havering Daily:

“Police were called shortly after 18:25hrs on Thursday, 29 April to reports of a man with gunshot injuries on Maplestead Road in Dagenham.

“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found a man in his 20’s with a gunshot injury to his face. His condition is being treated as life-threatening.

“Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Trident) are investigating and enquiries continue. At this early stage, there have been no arrests.”

Anybody with information or dashcam footage of the incident is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5778/29April. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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