Met investigates firearm response

Friday, 29th July — By Charlotte Chambers

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Police in Junction Road

AN investigation has begun into how police handled an alleged firearms incident in Archway on Sunday afternoon – after a man was hit by one of their cars and tasered.

The Met said the inquiry was “routine” and the Met’s Head of Firearms, Commander Kyle Gordon, has already praised officers on the scene. Police had been called to reports of a “domestic disturbance” at about midday and claims that a man had a gun and was threatening to fire it.

Armed police were sent in and the man was later arrested and treated in hospital for what were described as “minor injuries”.

Commander Gordon said this week: “Incidents like this are thankfully rare, but I would also like to place on record my thanks to my colleagues who again demonstrated how quickly they will stand between the public and harm.”

On Tueday Omar Ajiya, 25, from Hounslow, was charged with arson with intent to endanger life, arson recklessly endangering life, possession of an imitation firearm, possession of a knife and affray.

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