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A teenager has told London Tonight how he was hit in the chest by a charge from a police taser, as officers foiled an attempted jewel robbery.
Kieran Ahmet, who is 17, was an innocent bystander caught up in the police operation in north-east London on Saturday morning. The Met has said sorry. This report from Piers Hopkirk.
Police officers from Scotland Yard's Flying Squad staged a dramatic raid on a hammer-wielding gang which was poised to rob a jewellery shop. After a series of robberies by an eastern European gang on jewellers in north-east London, Flying Squad officers launched a probe codenamed Operation Tiburon.
Officers monitored the gang and leapt into action as the men approached Sabha Jewellers in Turnpike Lane and tried to carry out the robbery.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a struggle ensued and one of the gang tried to attack an officer with a hammer.
Six men, three of whom were tasered, were arrested and remain in custody at north London police stations.
The force said that during the arrests a 17-year-old boy, who was not part of the gang involved in the robbery, was also tasered.