THE Mets most senior Muslim police officer appeared in court today to deny he had falsely claimed being attacked by a man he had wrongly arrested. Commander Ali Dizaei, 47, president of the National Black Police Association, will stand trial in November on two charges. The Iranian- born officer pleaded not guilty at Southwark Crown Court to misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice. The charges relate to an incident at a restaurant in Kensington last year. He is alleged to have arrested businessman Waad Al-Baghdadi after a row. The officer claimed he was poked with a water pipe mouthpiece. The case arises from an Independent Police Complaints Commission inquiry. In 2003 Mr Dizaei was cleared of misconduct and perverting the course of justice after claims he had lied about his car being vandalised. Mr Dizaei was remanded on bail until October. London Lite Wednesday, 5 August 2009 Girls were just ducking behind each other as he shot them... including the instructor of the Latin Impact class, who had reportedly just revealed she was pregnant. Police superintendent Charles Moffat said: It was chaotic. He walked right to the room and started shooting. Richard Walker, 23, who had been playing basketball, picked up a woman shot in the leg and carried her out of the gym. He said he was told she was the gunmans ex-lover. Mr Walker said: The woman kept repeating, Hes going to kill me. Then she collapsed unconscious and was taken away by the emergency workers. Gym-goers, many of them wounded or spattered with blood, scrambled for safety. Girls were just ducking behind each other. All I could hear were shots and screams, said Stacey Falk, 26, who said the killer was clean-shaven, not very tall and dressed in workout clothes. Ron Fleeher said his niece was held down and shot: She said a couple of bullets went past her head and the gunman leaned down, straddled her and shot her in the shoulder. Sodini, who was identified by American television, ques- tioned on his blog why he did not have a girlfriend because he was not ugly or too weird. He says he has not had sex since 1990 and his last girl- friend was in 1984. He said: A man needs a woman for confidence. Flying solo for many years is a destroyer. Yet many people say I am easy to get along with. In his blog, Sodini described how he did not carry out two planned attacks on the centre. The first time he decided not to so he could watch the American presidential election outcome instead, adding: Good luck Obama! The sec- ond time, he wrote that he chickened out and added: S***! I brought the loaded guns, everything. Hell! E Continued from Page 1 Fast talkAninstant interview with... MORTEN HARKET EightiEs heart-throb Morten harket, 49, and his band A-ha recently released their new album Foot Of the Mountain. New material or old material? Theres nothing quite like creating an entirely new song. But old hits like Take On Me and The Sun Always Shines On TV still get the best response when played live. Youth or experience? I have to cite Oscar Wilde: Youth is wasted on the young. Im as agile today as when I was 25 but Im wiser now, so Ill say experience. Playing Wembley or the Royal Albert Hall? Ill take both. We usually do. Sex symbol or serious musician? I can choose to be a serious musician but the sex symbol part is not up to me. Oslo or London? Probably London because it has a greater sense of freedom to me. A No. 1 one single or getting a Grammy nomination? Take On Me went to No. 1 in 19 countries. The Grammy wouldnt have happened without it. Duran Duran or Spandau Ballet? I respect both but I respond to the music of Duran Duran (with singer Simon Le Bon, right) more strongly. Eurovision or The X Factor? Neither. I do respond to the ideas behind the Eurovision and The X Factor but theyre both so limiting and very, very shallow. NICK McGRATH Shocked: a woman hugs a friend outside the LA Fitness centre, insetHelped victim: Richard Walker HH TopMuslimcopdeniesmakingupattackstory Facing trial: Ali Dizaei outside court today index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html