Dead man a police informer

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A man shot dead in a "professional hit" on Tuesday night was a police informer who gave evidence against a London drugs gang. James Lawson - not thought to be his real name - who was shot several times at his home in Hook, Hampshire, had been moved to Hampshire from the capital by the Metropolitan police after turning "grass" at a drugs trial, it is believed.

The man was taken to Basingstoke District Hospital, where he died several hours later. Police said he would not be officially named until he had been identified by next of kin.

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