Four charged over 'bid to spring convicts from prison van'


Four men have been charged in connection with a foiled plot to spring two convicts from a prison van, during which a man was shot dead by police.

The men have all been charged with trying to help Izzet Eren, 32, and Erwin Amoyaw-Gyamfi, 29, escape on their way to court on Friday.

A 28-year-old British man from Tottenham, north London, was killed during the incident outside Wood Green Crown Court.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and Directorate of Professional Standards - the Metropolitan Police's internal watchdog - are investigating the shooting.

Nathan Mason, Gokay Sogucakli, Ozcan Eren and Eren Hayser were all arrested following the police operation.

Eren, 31, of Douglas Road, Wood Green, and Hayser, 25, of Kettering Road, Enfield, have now been charged with conspiracy to aid the escape of the two prisoners.

Mason, 30, of Vicarage Road, Tottenham, and Sogucakli, 19, of the Roundway, Tottenham, face the same charge, as well as possessing an imitation firearm and using a motor vehicle taken without the owner's consent.

All four are due to appear in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court later today.