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Police on scene after gunshots outside Newham Hospital

PUBLISHED: 09:17 19 February 2020 | UPDATED: 10:41 19 February 2020

Police are investigating after gunshots outside Newham Hospital in the early hours of this morning. Picture: Google

Police are investigating after gunshots outside Newham Hospital in the early hours of this morning. Picture: Google

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Police are on scene after shots were fired outside Newham Hospital.

The Met were called at 1.27am today (February 19) to reports of gunshots on Glen Road, Plaistow, where a 19-year-old man was found with "superficial injuries".

A spokesman said: "Police are keeping an open mind as to the motive for the incident.

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"A car sustained ballistic damage and a crime scene is in place.

"There have been no arrests and enquiries continue."

It is understood a police cordon is in place outside the accident and emergency department.

Staff and patients have been advised they can still access the hospital via Glen Road or Boundary Road.

A section 60 order has also been authorised for the E6, E13 and E16 postcodes in Newham from 3am to 6pm today.

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