Police shot a man dead yesterday as they swooped on a suspected plot to spring a Turkish mafia boss from a London court room.
Breitbart London reported yesterday on a police shooting in North London that left a man dead, with four arrests also made.
It has now been revealed that the men were involved in a plot to free Izzet Eren, 32, from Wood Green crown court minutes before he was due to be sentenced yesterday.
The Times reports that Mr Eren is a senior member of the Tottenham Boys, a Turkish gang in North London. He was arrested along with an accomplice, Erwin Amoyaw-Gyamfi, 29, in October following a police chase through the Stamford Hill neighbourhood.
He was detained for a plot to kill a rival and admitted eight charges including possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
Mr Eren and Mr Amoyaw-Gyamfi were riding a stolen motorbike and carrying a Skorpion vz.61 sub-machinegun and Tokarev pistol when crashed while trying to perform a wheelie at high speed. They had been on their way to kill a member of the rival Hackney Bombers gang amid a war over control of the heroin trade in North London.
There was increased security around the court while the two were sentenced, with police officers issued stab vests as they stood guard. The men were eventually sentenced after a delay in the hearing.
Judge Nicholas Browne QC told the court it was “clear” then men had been attempting to “shoot someone”.
Mr Eren’s brother, Zafer, who was leader of the Tottenham Boys gang, was shot dead on his doorstep in 2009 by a hit man nicknamed “Freddy” after Freddy Krueger.
Yesterday’s shooting in the second such police incident in London in the past four months.
“The circumstances of that shooting are now under investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission and as such it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this stage,” a spokesman said.