Police officer is shot by youth http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6417095.stm A police officer has been shot in south London, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed. The officer, from Southwark, was unhurt in the shooting in Beaton Close, Peckham, in the early hours of Sunday. No-one has been arrested but armed officers were brought in and a house in the area was searched. The officer was shot by a youth who was part of a group that appeared while the policeman was talking to another group of youngsters about a moped. A police spokesman would not say what type of firearm was used, but said no weapon had been recovered at the scene. Officers from the Met's Operation Trident unit, which investigates gun crimes involving members of the capital's black community, are investigating.