Man charged after viral altercation with brave police officer in Camden

Tony Adams, of Corby, Northamptonshire, was arrested on Friday following an altercation with a police officer in Mornington Crescent.

A man has been charged with a string of offences - including possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence - after an altercation with a police officer which went viral.

Tony Adams, of Corby, Northamptonshire, was arrested on Friday, February 4, after a the incident in Mornington Crescent, Camden.

The weapon was recovered from the scene, which was confirmed to be a carbon dioxide powered air pistol.

The 46-year-old was charged on Saturday, February 5, with a series of offences.

These were:

  • Possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence;
  • Dangerous driving;
  • Driving whilst disqualified;
  • And driving with no insurance.

Adams was remanded in custody and will appear at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on Monday, February 7.

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “The public are reminded proceedings are active and nothing should be published, including video or imagery, which could prejudice any future trial.

“This includes posts on social media.”