Suspect, 23, who was fighting for his life in hospital is arrested on suspicion of murdering Sgt Matt Ratana, 54, inside police station after his condition improves
- Man, 23, has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Sergeant Matt Ratana
- Sgt Ratana was shot at Croydon Custody Centre in early hours on September 25
A 23-year-old man has today been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Sergeant Matt Ratana.
Sergeant Matt Ratana was shot at Croydon Custody Centre in south London in the early hours of Friday, September 25.
He was taken to hospital but later died from his wounds.
A 23-year-old, who had been arrested earlier in the evening for a separate offence and was being detained at the centre in south London, also suffered a gunshot injury and was taken to hospital in critical condition.
The Met Police confirmed his condition has since stabilised and is ‘no longer considered life-threatening’.
Police today arrested him on suspicion of murder.
Sgt Ratana was shot at Croydon Custody Centre in the early hours on September 25, and later died in hospital
As the man remains in hospital, officers will liaise with the relevant medical and legal teams to make an assessment of when he will be fit for interview, the Met Police said.
Officers and paramedics treated Sgt Ratana at the scene and he was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service, but he died at hospital.
Specialist family liaison officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are in regular contact with and supporting Matt’s partner, his son and wider family. They have been informed of today’s arrest