Neil Sheldon QC acted for the Metropolitan Police in the Inquest into the death of Sudesh Amman, who was shot and killed by police officers in the course of a terrorist attack on Streatham High Road in February 2020.

Following his release from Belmarsh prison, Sudesh Amman stole a knife and stabbed two people before being shot by undercover police officers. The officers were part of a surveillance team monitoring Amman since his release from prison given the intelligence he held extremist views. The jury returned a conclusion of lawful killing, at the direction of the Coroner, and answered a series of questions in which they made clear that there had been no missed opportunities on the part of the police to prevent the attack and Amman’s death. At the conclusion of the Inquest the Coroner paid tribute to the bravery of the officers involved, and commended the professionalism of the post-attack investigation.

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