A Mercedes driver who was caught on camera as he hit a police officer with his car and left him somersaulting down the road as he tried to avoid arrest is facing jail for attempted grievous bodily harm.
Aydin Altun, 26, from Tottenham, North London, was convicted at the Old Bailey yesterday, nearly a year after driving at an armed Met Police officer investigating a shooting in Haringey.
A trial at the Old Bailey heard evidence from the officer, who said he was ‘scared for his life,’ after the Altun drove his Mercedes at him.
CCTV and body worn video footage played in court showed how Altun drove forward at speed, throwing the officer onto the bonnet.
The officer was left clinging to it as the car accelerated towards White Hart Lane Station.
Altun tried to throw him off the car by zig-zagging across the road.
After a few seconds, the officer somersaulted across the road onto the pavement, thankfully missing various items of street furniture.