Aydin Altun convicted of 'Attempted GBH'

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A 26 year old was convicted of 'Attempted GBH' at the Old Bailey yesterday, after driving at an armed Met Police officer investigating a shooting in Haringey. 

Aydin Altun from Tottenham, North London, was caught on camera as he hit a police officer with his Mercedes and left him somersaulting down the road as he tried to avoid arrest.

Police officers were investigating a shooting in Haringey on 28th October 2019.

After a witness reported seeing a black Mercedes leaving the scene, officers saw a black Mercedes on Tottenham High Road, and armed officers followed the car as it turned into White Hart Lane. 

Altun pulled over, partly on to the pavement and stopped, and a firearms officer approached the front of the car shouting 'armed police, show me your hands'.

CCTV and body worn video footage played in court showed how Altun drove forward at speed, throwing the officer onto the bonnet. 

The officer was clinging to the car as Altun accelerated towards White Hart Lane Station. 

Altun tried to throw the officer off the car by zig-zagging across the road.

After a few seconds, the officer somersaulted across the road onto the pavement.

Officers found Altuns Mercedes abandoned on Tiverton Road, with the officer's mobile still wedged between the bonnet and windscreen.

The officer lapsed in and out of consciousness and received significant grazing and cuts to his head, elbow, knuckles and hand and was taken to hospital.

On October 30, Altuin handed himself into Edmonton police station, after Scotland Yard had launched a manhunt for his arrest. 

Four men, two aged 17, one aged 18 and one aged 19, were arrested on 30 October 2019 on suspicion of assisting an offender. They were all released with no further action. 

Altun's mother Sultan Altun, 54 and sister Hanim Altun, 24, both from Tottenham, were also on trial for perverting the course of justice and were found not guilty.  

Aydin Altun will be sentenced at the Old Bailey this Friday.

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