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Cop retracts masked gun-man claim

PUBLISHED: 15:48 21 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:35 03 March 2010

A POLICEMAN who claimed he had been shot by a masked man in Suffolk has withdrawn his statement, it was revealed today.

A major investigation was launched after the cop reported that a gun sawn-off shot gun had been fired at him from a passenger in a white car on the B1117 near Stradbroke at around 9pm on March 12.

A POLICEMAN who claimed he had been shot by a masked man in Suffolk has withdrawn his statement, it was revealed today.

A major investigation was launched after the cop reported that a gun sawn-off shot gun had been fired at him from a passenger in a white car on the B1117 near Stradbroke at around 9pm on March 12.

Police today revealed they were no longer investigating the claim after the officer formally retracted his claim.

A spokesman said the cop has been suspended while internal disciplinary proceedings were considered.

The force has apologised for any inconvenience caused to residents of the area.


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