The suspected killer of police sergeant Matt Ratana, who was shot dead in Croydon in September 2020, is reported to have been hospitalised with coronavirus.
Suspect Louis De Zoysa, who has been in detention for nearly five months, is said to be ‘seriously ill’ with the virus, reports the Sun.
De Zoysa has been detained under guard since the fatal shooting of 54-year-old Sgt Ratana last September, which left police and the public stunned.
Sgt Ratana died after being shot in the chest in the custody suite at Croydon police station, South London, by a suspect who had his hands handcuffed behind his back.
De Zoysa, of Norbury, South London, was left partially paralysed since the shooting, after he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound while struggling with police.
He was critically ill for weeks at St George’s hospital in Tooting, and has remained in hospital under guard ever since, as he was too ill to be arrested.