Armed police officer ‘feared he would be killed’


An armed police officer told a court he thought he would die when a Mercedes driver accelerated at him as he clung onto the bonnet. Pc Lewis Crowder was trying to arrest Aydin Altun, 26, for firing a gun in Tottenham, north London when the driver allegedly ‘gunned forward at speed’ and tried to kill him. PC Crowder, armed with a semi-automatic rifle, and two colleagues, were trying to arrest the occupants over a shooting the night before. They stopped…

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