'Terror attack' officer sues Met

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The Independent Online

A police officer accused of attacking a terror suspect is suing his force for racial discrimination.

Police constable Mark Jones, 43, is one of four officers accused of attacking Babar Ahmed during a raid on his home in Tooting, south-west London, in 2003.

Yesterday, it was revealed that the officer has started employment tribunal proceedings against the Metropolitan Police. He claims he was the victim of discrimination following an incident involving two teenagers who were stopped on suspicion of robbery in June 2007.

Five colleagues who were also present have started proceedings against the force, also alleging racial discrimination.

They are sergeant William Wilson and police constables Steven White, Giles Kitchener, Simon Prout and Neil Brown.

The officer, who is on restricted duties pending his trial, is accused of assault causing actual bodily harm and will appear before magistrates in Westminster on 22 September.

He will be joined by police constables Nigel Cowley, 32, and Roderick James-Bowen, 39, and detective constable John Donohue, 36.

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