Four arrested after shootout with officers in Forest Gate, east London – The Times

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John Simpson, Crime Correspondent

A police team was working behind a cordon yesterday at the scene of the shooting in east LondonYUI MOK/PA

Armed police returned fire as a gunman shot at them from a car during a high-speed pursuit through east London.

The chase from Leytonstone ended in a gunfight a mile and a half away in Forest Gate, witnesses said. Scotland Yard confirmed that the officers came under fire during the chase on Thursday night but said there were no injuries to them, the suspects or members of the public.

A shotgun and facemasks were recovered from a black BMW, police said. Four men aged between 20 and 22 were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The area has been a hotspot for violent crime, and the chase ended a short distance from where Corey Junior Davis, 14, died from a shotgun wound to the back…

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