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.
Security guards will patrol Fallowfield in a bid to keep rowdy student parties in check, the M.E.N . can reveal. University bosses are paying for patrols in the student suburb during the final few weeks of the summer term.
The visible guardians will be equipped with body worn audio and video recording devices and will be tasked with clamping down on noisy parties and nuisance behaviour.
Residents in Fallowfield1 and Withington2 have issued numerous complaints about anti-social behaviour. And patrol staff first hit the streets last year as part of a pilot scheme during key dates in the first academic term, including Freshers Week and Halloween.
While they don’t have powers to enter student homes or issue fines, uni staff say they’ve helped offer reassurance to residents, deal amicably with disputes, and act as professional witnesses , gathering evidence of anti-social behaviour and presenting it to campus bosses. The pilot – backed by both Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University – proved successful as dozens of noisy student homes were warned to quieten down or face further action.
Bottles left in the street after a house party in Fallowfield
Now campus bosses have agreed to fund a second patrol scheme to take place during the last week of term. The G4S guards will return to the area between May 24 and June 11, following feedback from students, residents and the student unions. In a joint statement, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester said: The pilot was developed with Manchester City Council and utilised their accredited security provider, G4S.
Following evaluation of the pilot, which included taking feedback from student and non-student residents and both Students Unions, the two universities have agreed to fund a second night patrol pilot between May 24 and June 11, 2017.
A decision about any further continuation of the patrols will be made by the universities over the summer.
Council officers visited 64 properties in the first few weeks of the term last year, handing out warnings to residents over noise complaints. Students living at a property in Old Moat were handed a noise abatement notice forcing them to stop their anti-social behaviour or face further action. The notices can lead to equipment being seized, exclusion from university, or even prosecution.
Residents who welcomed the action said it would benefit both students and other residents. The universities previously stated that they are committed to maintaining positive relationships between students and residents. Almost 400 properties were visited by university, police and council staff during 2015 to warn students to be considerate of their neighbours.
Fallowfield and students
Cyclists are being given to get their bikes security-marked and they will be able to get advice on cybercrime, as well as home and shed security at a pop-up shop in Chesterfield. The Chesterfield Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team will be hosting the event between 10am and 2pm, on Thursday, April 27, in the Vicar Lane Shopping Centre. They will be setting up in Unit 4, off Steeplegate – formerly Vision Express – and residents and shoppers will be invited to drop in and speak to officers to find out how they can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime. People can also bring their bicycles along for officers to security mark. The event has been set up as part of a series of pop-up crime prevention shops in Chesterfield town centre. PCSO Hayley Grundy of the Chesterfield Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: Our last event in March was really popular, so we re delighted to offer residents and shoppers the chance to call in and see us again. We ll be offering advice on a wide range of crime prevention issues, from online cyber safety to home, vehicle or shed security.
You can also come along and speak about any concerns or issues with a local officer and cyclists can bring their bikes for security marking ready for the warmer, lighter months.
For more information, or to speak to a member of the Chesterfield Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, or send them a message through the website www.derbyshire.police.uk.
People can also follow the team and their work on Twitter: @ChesterfieldSNT.