Police officer charged with Chris Kaba's murder appears in court

A police officer charged with the murder of Chris Kaba has appeared in court this morning.

The armed Metropolitan Police officer, named only as NX121, was at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

His barrister, Patrick Hill, was asked to confirm the defendant's identity in court. The officer did not speak and was remanded into custody to appear at the Old Bailey this afternoon.

The officer has not been named publicly after an application for anonymity was granted.

Mr Kaba's parents and other relatives were in the public gallery of the court for the hearing.

The 24-year-old was killed when he was shot through the windscreen of a car in Streatham Hill, southeast London, on 6 September last year.

In the moments before the shooting, Mr Kaba had turned into Kirkstall Gardens and collided with a marked police car.

The officer fired one shot that passed through the windscreen of the Audi that Mr Kaba was driving and hit him in the head.