Undercover police today told of their snap decision to open fire on Streatham terrorist
Sudesh Amman (top right), as jurors were shown CCTV depicting the moment he
suddenly charged at police (left) before being shot and writhing wildly on the ground where he later died (right).
The 20-year-old went on a 62-second stabbing rampage after stealing an 8in carving
knife from a shop on Streatham High Road in South London and stabbing two members of the public at random, both of whom survived.
His wanton violence was only brought to a halt when armed undercover police who had
been tailing him opened fire, shooting at him six times, hitting him twice at close range.
Jonathan Hough QC, for the coroner, took the jury through CCTV that showed Amman leaving his probation hostel at 1.22pm on February 2, smiling and talking to a member of staff before walking across the back yard.