London Metropolitan Police have been accused of  shooting a man four times and then tasering him with a 50,000 volt taser as he lay in a pool of blood in Forest Hill, London.

Police were alerted by a member of the public after a man suspected that this car was being broken into. Police arrived at the scene but felt the need to call in armed colleagues after it was alleged that 25-year-old George Asare threatened them with a ‘large bladed weapon.’

New medical evidence shows that Asare, of Ghanian descent, was left with wounds to the abdomen, groin, legs and hands. Witnesses also claim that the police kicked the graduate repeatedly. His mother Elizabeth Benin said:

Why wasn’t there a stand-off? I want to know why the police did not try to talk to George… George is not a bad person, he is a good person but he was not well, I don’t understand why they had to shoot him. I just thank God that he was not killed

Asare faced magistrates in Bromley, Kent, on Tuesday accused of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to police as well as affray, though he is recovering from his injuries at a secure psychiatric ward at the Bethlehem Royal Hospital in Bromley.