How could a police officer be shot inside his own station? And, a Tory rebellion threatens Boris Johnson
Urgent questions are being asked after a custody sergeant was shot dead by a suspect in a police station in Croydon. An investigation's underway into how the man, believed to have been arrested on suspicion of possessing ammunition, was apparently able to take a gun inside, and whether the weapon was missed in a search. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, says an inquiry's underway, while Met Commissioner, Cressida Dick, says the death has sent "shockwaves reverberating" throughout the force. The Evening Standard's John Dunne tells the podcast, officers themselves are concerned about their safety.
And, Boris Johnson is facing on trouble on two fronts. Some backbench Tory MPs are rebelling against the PM, claiming he's "ruling by fiat" by imposing lockdown regulations without a vote in Parliament. Meanwhile, an Evening Standard IPSOS Mori poll shows the public is questioning his leadership during the crisis. Our political editor Joe Murphy says the poll also shows strong support for the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, who has stronger ratings than both Mr Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.
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