Irfaq Naz’s shocker
Taxi driver ‘on his way to kill David Cameron’ was found with 950,000 volt stun gun, samurai sword, machetes and hammers in his car
- Police found cache of weapons inside Irfaq Naz’s Vauxhall Astra
- Officers stopped the 34-year-old as he drove the wrong way down a road
- Downing Street postode found in his Middlesbrough home
- Naz banned from driving and will reside at mental health hospital
By LUCY CROSSLEY
PUBLISHED: 17:51 GMT, 15 November 2013 | UPDATED: 18:04 GMT, 15 November 2013
A cache of weapons including a 950,000 volt stun gun was discovered in the car of a taxi driver who said he was on his way to kill the Prime Minister, a court has heard.
Police also found hammers, kitchen knives, a machete, an unsheathed Samurai sword and masking tape in Irfaq Naz’s Vauxhall Astra, when he was stopped after going the wrong way down a north London street.
Officers later searched the 34-year-old’s home in Middlesbrough and found the Downing Street postcode and the names of other prominent political figures.
Discovery: Police found a cache of weapons including a 950,000 volt stun gun inside Irfaq Naz’s Vauxhall Astra. The 34-year-old, shown leaving Teeside Crown Court inside this van, told officers he was on his way to kill the Prime Minister
The taxi driver was detained under the Mental Health Act, and last month admitted possessing a prohibited weapon, three counts of possessing an offensive weapon, seven counts of having a bladed article and dangerous driving.
Judge Simon Bourne-Arton, the Recorder of Middlesbrough, imposed a hospital order with a restriction order meaning Naz can only be released with the permission of the Home Secretary.
Teesside Crown Court heard how he drove from Middlesbrough to London in the early hours of July 16 and by 4am had reached Kentish Town.
He drove his blue Vauxhall Astra the wrong way down Camden High Street, a one-way street, for three-quarters of a mile, causing oncoming traffic to take evasive action.
Police were called and tried to stop his car, but he carried on until he got caught in a jam at the junction with Euston Road.