Pensioner demands police apology after mistaken raid

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A pensioner is demanding a formal apology and compensation after police forced their way into his home in the early hours, put him in handcuffs and held a taser to his head - BEFORE realising they'd got the wrong suspect and the wrong address.

Lloyd Thames, 65, says he's been on medication for anxiety and depression since the incident in May this year.

"I can't believe what happened to me and I can't stop crying. It was a terrifying ordeal", he said.

The officers involved apologised at the time but he has not had a formal written apology from the Met.

After an internal investigation police said: "Although the circumstances are clearly regrettable I have found no evidence of misconduct.

"The officers acted in response to information received relating to the location of suspects following a fatal shooting".