Police officer accused of GBH on Jordan Walker-Brown is named for first time

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Jordan Walker-Brown, 25, who is now paralysed from the waist down after being struck with a Taser (PA)
Jordan Walker-Brown, 25, who is now paralysed from the waist down after being struck with a Taser (PA)

A police officer accused of leaving a young man paralysed after shooting him with a Taser can be named on Friday for the first time after losing a bid for anonymity.

Imran Mahmood, 35, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm over the incident involving 25-year-old Jordan Walker Brown.

The officer appeared at Westminster magistrates court to plead not guilty to a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm and asked Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring to impose a reporting restriction on his identity.

However the senior judge refused the application, allowing Mahmood to be named as the defendant for the first time on Friday.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London (Nick Ansell/PA) (PA Archive)
Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London (Nick Ansell/PA) (PA Archive)

According to the criminal charge, the officer is accused of “unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm” on Mr Walker-Brown on May 4, 2020 when he was Tasered and fell from a wall in Burgoyne Road, Finsbury Park, north London.

Mr Walker-Brown, who now confined to a wheelchair, was rushed to hospital with “life-changing” injuries, the court heard.

The defendant, from Plaistow, east London, appeared in court via a videolink from his solicitor’s office, entering a not guilty plea as the case was sent to Southwark crown court for trial.

The next hearing is due to take place on May 26, and the officer, currently serving with the Met, was released on unconditional bail.

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