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Shepherd's Bush road closure amid reports of 'massive amount of police'

Old Oak Common Lane at the junction with Du Cane Road is closed on Thursday morning (September 21)

A road in west London has been closed amid a heavy police presence on Thursday (September 21) morning.

A witness says there is a "massive amount of police" close to the Iceland store near East Acton Station, in Shepherd's Bush .

Transport for London (TfL) is reporting Old Oak Common Lane at the junction with Du Cane Road is closed in both directions, and says to expect delays in the area.

Bus journeys are also being affected, TfL warns.

Police in Old Oak Common Lane, Shepherd's Bush, following an incident early in the morning on Thursday (September 21) (Image: Maggie Tate)

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The Met police has given an update on the condition of the officer who shot himself in the foot:

Sniffer dogs at the scene

A resident living close the scene has taken this photo, showing a sniffer dog at the scene.

You can read the latest development here.

Police and sniffer dogs remain at scene in Old Oak Common, Acton / Shepherd's Bush, where a firearms officer shot himself in the foot on Thursday morning (September 21)(Image: Maggie Tate)

More photos

The officer is being treated in hospital for injuries not deemed life threatening(Image: @kojosound)

Police at the scene(Image: @kojosound)

Images from the scene this morning

The scene this morning(Image: @kojosound)

Road closures are affecting traffic in Hammersmith and Fulham and Ealing boroughs(Image: @kojosound)

Comment from the IPCC

getwestlondon has just spoken to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

A spokesman said at present it was not investigating the incident, saying it does not fall into the mandatory referral category.

He said: “Whether the Met choose to refer it, it would be down to them.

“It would be a voluntary referral.”

At the scene

Footage from the scene of the incident have been sent into getwestlondon, showing roads taped off and a heavy police presence.

You can see them all here.

Statement from LAS

According to this statement from the London Ambulance Service, the firearm went off shortly after 5.30am.

An LAS spokesman told getwestlondon:

We were called today at 5.37am to Old Oak Common Lane, W3 to reports of an incident.

“We sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and a single responder in a car to the scene.

“We treated a man at the scene for a foot injury, and took him to a major trauma centre as a priority.”

Possible burglary nearby?

Hammersmith and Fulham Police have tweeted this. Is it possible this is linked to this morning’s incident?

More from the Met

He has been taken to a central London hospital for treatment - his condition is not life threatening.

“There were no other injuries and no other shots fired.

“The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed - enquiries continue.”

From the scene

Local music artist Kojo Rigault was at the scene and took this video:

Police statment

Here’s a statement from the Met:

At approximately 04:20hrs on Thursday, 21 September firearms officers attended an address in Old Oak Common Lane, W3 to carry out a welfare check on an occupant there.

“After completing the call and leaving the address, a police firearm was discharged by one of the officers causing an injury to his foot.”


Scotland Yard has told getwestlondon that a police officer has been injured after shooting himself in the foot.

You can read the full story here.

Officer injured?

We have received an unconfirmed report that an officer was injured during the incident this morning. We’ll bring you confirmation when we get it.

Incident over?

This tweet from TfL suggests the emergency incident may be over. We’ll still waiting to hear back from the Met.

'Massive amount of police'

We’re waiting to hear from Met Police. But one person has told getwestlondon of a “massive amount of police” near East Acton Station

Buses affected

Roads closed

Police presence

Reports are coming in that there is a large police presence near East Acton station, at Shepherd’s Bush, on Thursday (September 21) morning.

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