Security guard shot during armed robbery at London Nationwide bank

A security guard has been shot during an attempted robbery at a bank in north London.

Police swarmed the Nationwide branch in the High Street of Walthamstow town centre at about 3.25am this morning.

Officers had received reports a robbery was in progress.

Arriving at the scene, they found a security guard, 63, suffering gunshot wounds.

Paramedics from London Ambulance Service attended the scene and transferred the man to an east London hospital.

His injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Officers attended along with firearms officers and a security guard, a 53-year-old man was found at the location suffering from gunshot injuries.

“His injuries are not being treated as life threatening or life-changing.

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

“No arrests.”

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