Walthamstow shooting suspect arrested on Thameslink train

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The suspect was arrested on a Thameslink train at West Hampstead station

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting of 16-year-old boy after an off-duty police officer spotted him on a train.

Amaan Shakoor died on 3 April, having been shot in Walthamstow, east London, the previous day.

A Met officer saw the suspect on a Thameslink train service just before midnight on 8 April.

The train was held at West Hampstead station with the doors closed for 15 minutes to allow police to attend.

An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with Amaan, police said.

He has since been released under investigation.

Police found Amaan with a single gunshot wound, along with a 15-year-old boy suffering from stab wounds, at about 22.00 BST on 2 April on Markhouse Road, Walthamstow.

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Amaan Shakoor was shot and another boy stabbed in Walthamstow, east London

On Twitter the officer said: “Recognised someone wanted for murder on the train…Got the train stopped and doors remained shut.

“The legends that are Trojan [The Met Police’s Specialist Firearms Command] did their thing and one in custody. Apologies to everyone on the Thameslink Bedford line for the massive delay!!”

Police inquiries are continuing.

Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43758625