We ran a story this morning relating to the Murdoch-owned Sun's coverage of a shooting in south London which apparently related to the theft of an Xbox 360.
As promised, the Metropolitan police have updated us with the actual facts of the case. And guess what? No mention of Xboxes, 'point blank' shootings or bursting into the house.
Here's what the Met told us:
"We are appealing for witnesses and information after an aggravated burglary in Sydenham.
At approximately 15:00 on Wed. 2.5.07, police were called to an address in Lucas Court, Winchfield Road, Sydenham to reports of an altercation.
An 18-yearr-old man inside the address sustained injuries when a weapon was discharged towards him
. He was taken to hospital by the London ambulance service and has since been discharged from hospital.
Two arrests have been made in connection with the investigation: a youth [17 years] who presented himself at hospital (he has now been discharged) and a man [18 years], who was taken to a south London police station, both have now been bailed to return on 2.8.07 pending further enquiries.
Trident detectives are appealing for witnesses who may have seen around two or three black men in their late-teens in the vicinity of Lucas Court around the time of the incident. One may have had blood visible on his clothing.
Anyone who can assist should call DS Gary Fryer on 020 8785 8172; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. "
So, there we go... see the original story here