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Three men plead guilty over plot to spring convict from a prison van

Three men have pleaded guilty over their involvement in a plot to spring a convict from a prison van.

The plot aimed to help Izzet Eren escape while he was being transferred between jail and Wood Green Crown Court in December.

Jermaine Baker was shot dead. Credit: PA

The Metropolitan Police's Organised Crime Command and Specialist Firearms Operational Command Unit carried out an intelligence-led operation to foil the plot, during which Jermaine Baker, 28, from Tottenham in north London, was shot dead by police.

Eren, 32, Nathan Mason, 30, of Vicarage Road, Tottenham, and Gokay Sogucakli, 18, of the Roundway, Tottenham, admitted at Woolwich Crown Court to conspiring in the escape plot and conspiracy to carry an imitation firearm with criminal intent.

Two others, Ozcan Eren, 31, of Douglas Road, Wood Green, and Eren Hasyer, 25, of Kettering Road, Enfield, have pleaded not guilty to the same charges. All five men who appeared in the dock were remanded in custody to appear again next month. Mason waved to people in the public gallery as he was returned to the cells.