Bank Robber Shot Dead After Police Stop Vehicle in Kensington

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A man has died from gunshot wounds after police officers stopped a vehicle in Kensington Gardens near central London.

The incident happened on Saturday, 11 December, around 16:00hrs.

Police received a report of a man with a firearm entering a bank and bookmakers near Marloes Road, Kensington, at 15:04hrs.

Shortly after, the man was sighted entering a vehicle and leaving the area.

15 minutes later, armed officers stopped the vehicle at Kensington Road near Palace Gate.

Shots were fired, and the armed man was wounded.

The London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance arrived at the scene, and the man was treated but was pronounced dead due to his injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 16:08hrs.

The police said in a statement that the man’s identity is being confirmed, and his next of kin will be informed after.

The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed, and the incident has been referred to the IndpendentOffice for Police Conduct, the statement added.

The police said the incident was not terrorism-related.

Kensington and Chelsea Police tweeted that “There is no risk to the public, but roads are closed and are likely to remain so for some time.”

According to a report, the area along Kensington High Street is condoned, with the largest between a branch of Starbucks and a building named Broadwalk House.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed crews were called at 3.23pm to report of a shooting.

“We sent an ambulance, an incident response officer, a tactical response unit, a motorcycle response unit and an advanced paramedic.

“The London Air Ambulance car also responded,” they said.

“We treated a man on the scene, who unfortunately died.”

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