Ex-British policeman shot in Canada

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Published: Tuesday 9th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Police in the western Canadian province of Alberta say an officer who was recruited from Great Britain has been shot dead.

Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht confirmed the death of Constable Daniel Woodall, an eight-year veteran of the force who worked for the hate-crimes unit.

The 35-year-old had served with Greater Manchester Police.

A 38-year-old officer was also shot in the lower back but was protected by his bulletproof vest. He’s been released from hospital.

Mr Knecht said the two officers had been delivering an arrest warrant for criminal harassment when they came under gunfire.

A fire erupted at the home soon after shots were discharged, and police in a message posted overnight on Twitter said they were no longer looking for a suspect.

Published: Tuesday 9th June 2015 by The News Editor

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