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Met Police backs review bid in Azelle Rodney case

Scotland Yard is backing a bid for a judicial review of a public inquiry that found a police marksman had "no lawful justification" for shooting a robbery suspect.

Azelle Rodney's mother Susan Alexander and Solicitor Daniel Machover. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The officer, known only as E7, killed Azelle Rodney in Edgware, north London, in 2005 after the car in which he was travelling with two other men was stopped by armed police.

In July former judge Sir Christopher Holland found that the shooting of the 24-year-old was not legally justified and that E7's accounts of what he saw in the seconds before opening fire should not be accepted.

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