Security guard shot during armed robbery at Nationwide bank

A security guard was shot during an armed robbery at a bank in a busy north-east London town centre.


Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident at Nationwide in Walthamstow High Street shortly before 3.30am on Thursday morning.

Officers had received reports a robbery was in progress.

A male security guard, aged 53, was found suffering from gunshot injuries, police said.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: “His injuries are not being treated as life threatening or life-changing.

“Officers from the Met's Flying Squad are investigating.

“No arrests have been made.”

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