Gun wielding bike thief hangs himself in prison

21-year-old gunman found dead in his cell

A BIKER jailed for life for shooting a policeman has hanged himself in his cell.

David English, 21, opened fire after he was stopped by police as he rode a stolen motorbike in Peckham in March 2007.

One shot hit an officer in the chest but because he was wearing a bullet-proof vest he escaped serious injury.

A report in today's Evening Standard says English was found dead by prison officers just after 7am on Sunday. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman is to conduct an investigation.

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