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Jurors shown bank raid shootings

Chandler's Ford robbery
The two men were shot during the Chandlers Ford robbery

A jury has been shown the moment police marksmen shot dead two members of a gang accused of robbing security vans.

Video footage at Kingston Crown Court showed Mark Nunes, 35, being shot as he held a gun to a security guard's head at HSBC in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire.

His accomplice Andrew Markland, 36, was then shown reaching for the weapon before too being shot last September.

Four south-west London men deny conspiring to rob security vans between April 2006 and September 2007.

Terence Wallace, 26, of Raynes Park, Adrian Johnson, 28, from Streatham Hill, Leroy Wilkinson, 29, from Streatham and Victor Iniodu, 34, from Tooting, all deny conspiracy to rob.

Surveillance video

Mr Johnson also denies separate charges of possessing a prohibited weapon and stealing a cashbox containing 25,000.

The surveillance video shown to jurors was taken by police from a vantage point opposite the HSBC bank in Chandler's Ford, on the day of the alleged raid, the court heard.

It featured a Group 4 security van driving into a disabled parking space next to the bank and a security guard exiting from the back of the vehicle.

The court heard that at this point a man identified as Mr Nunes can be seen on footage running towards the guard.

Jurors then heard a police officer say: "Robbery, robbery, strike, strike, strike. He has a gun to his head."

'Man down'

A shot was then heard and Mr Nunes falls to the floor.

Then an officer was heard saying, "One man down" into a radio, the court heard.

The court also heard that after the shooting a blue Volvo, alleged to have been driven by Mr Wallace, sped off.

Det Con Philip Dalton, a flying squad officer on surveillance duty during the raid, told jurors he believed the driver was Mr Wallace.

"Having seen the Land Rover drive past quite slowly, at one stage it was almost stationary in traffic, I had the chance to see the driver's face," he said.

Earlier, the prosecution claimed the alleged gang raided at least 18 banks in the south of England during an 18-month campaign and netted 500,000.

Chief prosecutor Brendan Kelly said there were striking similarities between robberies in Gloucester, Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire, Colchester, Bath and Ipswich during the summer of 2007.

Prior to the start of the trial on Tuesday, three men - Leroy Hall, Leon McKenzie and Brian Henry - pleaded guilty to being part of the gang.

The hearing continues.


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