A mother was petrified for her family’s lives when armed police raided her London home late at night to arrest her son, 12, who was seen with a toy gun.
Mina Agyepong, 42, was asleep when officers with dogs broke in and aimed weapons at her and her children.
Her son Kai had roused suspicions of a passer-by who said they saw a “black male holding a firearm on the sofa”, in Medburn Street, Camden.
The Met Police confirmed only a “toy bb gun” was found in the raid, on 17 July.
‘Red dots on daughters’ heads’
“At about 12:00 I woke up to a commotion outside, barking dogs and shouting,” Ms Agyepong told the BBC.
“Kai had opened the door and was being arrested. About ten armed police officers were aiming their rifles at me and my girls and shouting for us to put our hands up.
“I saw there were red dots on my daughters’ heads and I started to get really scared. I honestly believed if the officers got alarmed in anyway, they would shoot.
“We were ordered to get out of the house with our hands up and Kai was taken away. I was petrified for my kids lives.”