Drum ‘n’ Bass star GOLDIE has claimed he was injured after armed police, who thought he was carrying a gun, pinned him to the ground and handcuffed him following a night out in LONDON.
Speaking in today’s Sun newspaper (November 14), Goldie claimed the incident happened while he was travelling through London with fiancee Sonjia Ashbury following a night clubbing. He said: “It was outrageous. I had seven rifles pointing at me and I was pulled out and pinned down on the road. There were about 100 people watching. I was cuffed, which hurt my wrists, and one of the policemen put his knee in my back, which I am still having problems with.
“We thought we were going to get shot. The officers kept screaming ‘Where’s the gun? Where’s the gun?’ I told them I didn’t know what they were talking about?
“I’d had a row with another driver earlier and I think he must have called the police. All I can imagine is that he thought the mobile phone I had in my hand was a gun. One of the police even recognised me and said ‘Aren’t you that bloke from the James Bond film?’ But nobody even said sorry.”
A spokesperson for Scotland Yard told the paper that police received a call relating to the incident alleging “the other party was carrying an object that may have been a gun”. He continued “Police stopped a vehicle and searched it together with he driver and female passenger. No gun was found and both were released.”
Goldie is reported to be seeking legal advice on the incident.