A Metropolitan Police officer has denied causing grievous bodily harm after being accused of tasering a man and leaving him paralysed. 

Imran Mahmood, 35, from Plaistow, formally pleaded not guilty to a single count of “unlawfully and maliciously” inflicting grievous bodily harm on Jordan Walker-Brown during a pre-trial hearing at Southwark Crown Court.

Jordan, 25, was left paralysed from the chest down when he fell from a wall after being shot with a taser during an incident in Burgoyne Road, Finsbury Park, on May 4, 2020.

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The Crown Prosecution Service brought charges against Mahmood after the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the police complaints watchdog, carried out an investigation following a mandatory referral from the Met Police.

Appearing at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday before judge Philip Bartle QC, Mahmood spoke only to confirm his name and enter a plea of not guilty.

He was released on unconditional bail ahead of a five-day trial which is provisionally set to begin on 20th February 2023.