A policeman who gunned down a barrister was accused of using song lyrics as a prank in evidence he gave at an inquest into the man’s death.
The sniper, who is known only as Alpha Zulu 8 was said to have secretly referred to hits from Barbara Streisand, Duran Duran and the Backstreet Boys as the dead man’s grieving family listened to him in court.
Their son, Mark Saunders, 32, was shot by the police marksman during a seige in Chelsea, London on May 6, 2008.
A drunk Saunders took potshots at neighbours from his £2.2m home, then came under a hail of bullets from seven police marksman, one of whom, AZ8, hit him in the head.
AZ8 told Westminster Coroner’s Court: ”I eased off the trigger. As it came down again it crossed my line and let off the first round. It just got past that point of no return.” It is believed to be a reference to Duran Duran’s Point of No Return.
also used the phrase “enough is enough” from Barbra Streisand’s (pictured) No
More Tears, and “first
time”, a 1988 number one hit for Robin Beck.
in the elite CO19 unit while the Independent Police Complaints
Commission investigates the claims.