Lekan Akinsoji, 21, and three other young men were pursued by officers during a ‘ride out’ to target rivals in east London when they pointed a gun at officers from the window of a car, jurors heard. Officers, including one who described the white mask as reminiscent of the Hollywood film Heat, opened fire, believing their lives were in danger, jurors were told. Akinsoji was linked to the Woodgrange or ‘E7’ gang from Forest Gate.
He was on trial alongside Nathaniel Lewis, 23, Darnell Joseph-Newill, 21, and Troy Ifill, 22, who were also said to be associated with east London gangs, who had formed an alliance under the name ‘Northside Newham’.
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