Man shot in Met police operation

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A man was shot by police during an operation, Scotland Yard said today.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, is in a serious condition in hospital after the incident in north London just after midnight, police said.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "At 12.16pm during a pre-planned operation a man was shot in Green Lanes, Haringey.

"Local officers attended and a man was taken to hospital by London Ambulance where he is in a serious condition.

"Five males have been arrested for conspiracy to rob and are being held at separate police stations."

The Professional Standards Department (PSD) was informed and attended the scene.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was also being informed.

A London Ambulance spokeswoman said: "We were called just before 12.15pm to the A406 North Circular near the junction with Green Lanes to reports of a shooting.

"An adult male was taken to hospital as a priority."