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Police shoot man and arrest six others near Blackheath

Lewisham Road, DeptfordImage copyright Google
Image caption Police had been called over concerns about a woman inside a property and man with a gun

A man was shot by police as six others were arrested for allegedly imprisoning a woman in south-east London.

The Met was called to Lewisham Road near Blackheath just before 04:00 GMT over concerns about a woman’s welfare and reports of a man with a gun.

A man in his 20s was shot when officers stopped a vehicle near Blackheath Road. He was taken to hospital in a non life-threatening condition and arrested.

Six other men remain in police custody, Scotland Yard said.

Five were arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment while one was held for possession of an offensive weapon.

Police were unable to confirm what the injured man had been arrested on suspicion of.

Lewisham Way has been closed for most of the day while officers carried out their investigation.

The police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, sent investigators to the scene after being notified by the Met.

The force’s own Directorate of Professional Standards has also been informed.

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