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Firearms officer charged with Chris Kaba murder granted anonymity

The officer, known as NX121, was released on conditional bail after appearing at the Old Bailey on Thursday afternoon.

The Met officer charged with the murder of Chris Kaba has not been named publicly after an application for anonymity was granted.

Chris Kaba died in Streatham Hill, south east London, in September last year after he was shot through an Audi car windscreen.

This week it was confirmed that a Met officer, known only as NX121, was to be charged with murder. The IOPC made a referral to the CPS in March.

NX121 appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning and the Old Bailey in the afternoon to discuss bail.

At that latter hearing the Recorder of London, Mark Lucraft KC, listed a plea and trial preparation hearing for December 1. Also set was a possible trial date of September 9, 2024.

On Friday next week there will be a further hearing at the Old Bailey to discuss a legal order that bans the identification of the officer.

NX121 was released on bail on the conditions that he lives at a named address, surrenders his passport and does not apply for international travel documents.

The Metropolitan Police Federation said: “Being a firearms officer in London is one of the world’s toughest jobs. Officers, who volunteer for the role, know the responsibility and accountability that come with it.

“...This decision will leave serving Metropolitan Police colleagues concerned as they go about their incredibly difficult and dangerous work. The officer in question retains our full support as we now go through the legal process.”

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