Wood Green police shooting: Charge over prison van 'escape plot'

Police Officers at the scene in Bracknell Close Image copyright PA
Image caption The shooting happened in Bracknell Close, behind Wood Green Crown Court

A man has been charged with trying to escape from a prison van in an alleged plot during which another man was shot dead by police.

Jermaine Baker, 28, was shot near Wood Green Crown Court, north London, during the alleged attempt on 11 December.

Izzet Eren, 32, has been charged with conspiring to escape lawful custody and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence.

He is due before Bromley Magistrates' Court on 3 February.

Mr Eren and Erwin Amoyaw-Gyamfi were being transported to Wood Green Crown Court at the time.

Mr Baker, aged 28 and from Tottenham, was killed during the police operation in Bracknell Close, behind the court.

Four other suspects accused of involvement in the plot are due at Woolwich Crown Court on 29 February.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission and Directorate of Professional Standards - the Metropolitan Police's internal watchdog - are investigating the shooting.

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