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Met officer to face no action over fatal shooting during prisoner break-out bid

Jermaine Baker was killed as armed police swooped and foiled an attempt to free Izzet Eren as he was being transported from prison to court.

No charges are to be brought against the Metropolitan Police officer who fatally shot Jermaine Baker, prosecutors have said.

The 28-year-old, from Tottenham, north London, died in 2015 as the result of a single gunshot wound during a Met Police operation in Bracknell Close, Wood Green.

He was killed as armed police swooped and foiled an attempt to free Izzet Eren as he was being transported from Wormwood Scrubs prison to Wood Green Crown Court on December 11.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had been investigating whether a criminal offence was committed by the officer, known as W80, who claimed to have acted in self-defence, believing that Mr Baker was himself reaching for a firearm.

“The CPS has concluded that there is not a realistic prospect of conviction,” it said in a statement.

“The prosecution could not prove to the required standard that W80 was being untruthful about his belief that Mr Baker was armed and reaching for a weapon to fire on the officers.

“As the case does not meet the evidential threshold set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors, no charges can be brought against W80.”

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