London cops terrify the wrong man

London cops terrify the wrong man

Two UK police officers have been placed on restricted duties after smashing a car's windscreen during a traffic stop in north London.

The officers thought the driver was a person of interest, and began trying to break into the car when he wouldn't get out.

It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.

In the video, the driver - 25-year-old Leon Fontana - can be heard pleading with the officers to stop.

He wasn't arrested, but ended up in hospital after glass got in his eyes.

"Every time he smashed the glass, fragments of glass were just ricocheting in my face," he told the Press Association.

"I can't believe it to be honest. I can't believe it. I'm still in shock."

A formal complaint has now been laid over the incident.