A police officer has been found dead at an address in north London.

Scotland Yard has confirmed that the body, which showed evidence of a shotgun wound, was found at a residential property in Camden after officers forced their way in.

The Metropolitan Police has identified the deceased as a 43-year-old male attached to Specialist Protection Command.

The unit is part of a strand which protects the prime minister and other high-profile personnel such as members of the royal family.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious but are investigating if a police firearm was involved.

Next of kin and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have been informed.

Officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards were investigating prior to an inquest.

The officer found dead had no connection to the plebgate scandal around former chief whip Andrew Mitchell and Downing Street police.