Paul Cheston, Courts Correspondent

A forensic pathologist told a court that injuries suffered by a terror suspect supported his claims that he was beaten by police.

Babar Ahmad, 37, alleges that officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Territorial Support Group assaulted him in front of his wife during a 5am raid at his south London home.

He claims they repeatedly punched him in his face and body, stamped on his feet and put him in a praying position, saying “where is your God now?”

Dc John Donohue, 37, and Pcs Mark Jones, 43, Nigel Cowley, 34, and Roderick James-Bowen, 40, deny assault occasioning actual bodily harm. They claim Mr Ahmad’s injuries were sustained during violent resistance to his arrest in December, 2003.

Professor Peter Vanezis said: “Most of the injuries are more consistent with Mr Ahmad’s account than the officers’.”

The trial at Southwark crown court.

SOURCE: Evening Standard

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