A security guard has been shot during an attempted robbery at a bank in Walthamstow town centre.

Police were called to the Nationwide branch in the High Street at around 3.25am this morning (Thursday, May 18), to respond to reports a robbery was in progress.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the security guard, a 53-year-old man, suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was taken to hospital by paramedics from London Ambulance Service. His injuries are not being treated as life-threatening or life-changing.

Much of the street around the bank was taped off well into the afternoon while officers from the Met's Flying Squad and forenic investigators conduct enquries.

A spokesman for Nationwide said the firm was aware of the incident and were assisting police with their investigation.

Officers are yet to make any arrests in connection with the raid.

  • Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anoymously on: 0800 555 111.