Police officer and Michael Olsen
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Kent man jailed after shooting police officer

Police have released video footage of the moment a man shot a police officer in the hand following a crash in south-east London.

Michael Olsen, 52, from Dartford, Kent, shot PC Mark Bird after he crashed his Land Rover into a traffic island and several parked cars.

PC Bird had lunged forward to protect his colleague PC Robert Wilson after Olsen, of Lavinia Road, had pulled out a handgun in Westwood Lane, Welling.

Olsen was sentenced on Friday at Inner London Crown Court after being found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life and dangerous driving.

  • 28 Mar 2015