Archive for the 'firearms' Category

Derrick Bird unlawfully killed 12 victims, inquest rules – Daily Telegraph

“Taxi driver Derrick Bird unlawfully killed the 12 victims he shot dead before he committed suicide, an inquest jury ruled today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2011

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Cornwall man jailed for shooting sister’s donkey dead – BBC News

“A man from Cornwall has been jailed for shooting his sister’s donkey dead after an argument.”

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BBC News, 23rd March 2011

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Shot Pc David Rathband sues force over Raoul Moat attack – The Independent

“Shot Pc David Rathband said today he was suing his own force because he was left ‘a sitting duck’ when gunman Raoul Moat declared war on police.”

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The Independent, 23rd March 2011

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Raoul Moat accomplices get life sentences – The Guardian

“Two accomplices who helped shotgun killer Raoul Moat during his murderous rampage last summer have been jailed for life.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2011

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Safety deposit pair who held millions for gangs jailed – BBC News

“The director of three safety deposit box centres in London has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after raids in which police seized £500m in assets.”

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BBC News, 7th March 2011

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Mark Saunders inquest: firearms officer cleared of inserting song titles – The Guardian

“Police marksman involved in barrister’s shooting faces misconduct action for ‘crass remark’ after IPCC investigation.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2011

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Shooting councillor Stephen Govier prompts law review – BBC News

“The government is considering a change in the law after the BBC revealed a south London councillor had a gun crime conviction but could not be sacked.”

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BBC News, 22nd February 2011

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Gipsy Hill murder: Six jailed for shooting ‘peacemaker’ – BBC News

“Five men and a teenage boy have been jailed for life for shooting dead a ‘peacemaker’ in south London.”

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BBC News, 3rd February 2011

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IPCC probes Luton park siege shooting case – BBC News

“An independent watchdog is looking into the fatal shooting of a man during a police stand-off at a park in Luton.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2011

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Dog row shooting neighbour jailed for 18 years – BBC News

“A man who shot his neighbours in a row over their Rottweiler-mastiff dog has been jailed for 18 years.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2011

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Gun laws are a ‘complex and confused’ mess, say MPs – BBC News

“Gun laws are a ‘complex and confused’ mess and tighter controls on firearms licences are required, MPs have said.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2010

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Mark Saunders inquest officer suspended over inquest ‘song titles’ claim – The Guardian

“The police marksman accused of inserting song titles into his evidence during the inquest into the death of barrister Mark Saunders was suspended today, the Metropolitan police said.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2010

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Gun control and ownership laws in the UK – BBC News

“Derrick Bird, who shot dead 12 people in Cumbria, had held a firearms licence for 20 years.”

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BBC News, 2nd November 2010

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Police marksman in inquest ‘song titles’ probe – The Independent

“A police marksman responsible for shooting a lawyer dead during an armed siege faced punishment today after it emerged that he peppered evidence about his actions with song titles.”

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The Independent, 2nd November 2010

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Derrick Bird Cumbria killings – gun rules may change – BBC News

“Changes to national firearms licensing have been recommended after a review into the Derrick Bird killings.”

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BBC News, 2nd November 2010

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Armed police cleared over Sheffield siege death – BBC News

“Armed officers acted ‘diligently, patiently, professionally and bravely’ during a two-day siege in which a man died, the police watchdog has found.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

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Human rights challenge to Met over Jean Charles de Menezes death – Daily Telegraph

“The family of Jean Charles de Menezes has launched a new fight for justice at the European Court of Human Rights over the failure to prosecute seven police officers over the Brazilian’s shooting.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2010

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Mark Saunders coroner: police firearms guidelines should be simplified – The Guardian

“Complex police guidelines on the use of firearms should be simplified, a coroner has told the home secretary, Theresa May, in the wake of the Mark Saunders inquest.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2010

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Mark Saunders was killed lawfully, inquest jury finds – The Guardian

“An alcoholic barrister who pointed his shotgun at police was lawfully killed when they opened fire in response, an inquest jury found today.”

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The Guardian, 7th October 2010

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Inquest opens into death of barrister killed in armed siege – The Guardian

“An inquest will open today into the death of a wealthy barrister shot dead by police during an armed siege in London.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2010

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Million pound identity fraud trio jailed – BBC News

“Three people who made more than £1m by fraudulently obtaining benefits, credit and store cards in a long-running identity scam have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

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Killings in Cumbria and Tyneside spark gun laws review – BBC News

“MPs are assessing whether UK gun laws are ‘fit for purpose’ after recent killings in Cumbria and on Tyneside.”

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BBC News, 14th September 2010

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Armed robber who posed with stolen cash and diamond ring jailed – Daily Telegraph

“An armed robber who posed with wads of cash and a diamond ring following a violent raid was jailed for 10 years on Wednesday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd September 2010

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IPCC takes no action after girl hit by Taser by mistake – BBC News

“The police watchdog has said it will take no action against officers after a 14-year-old girl was accidentally shot with a Taser in Nottinghamshire.”

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BBC News, 6th August 2010

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Footballer Gavin Grant jailed for life for gun murder – The Guardian

“A footballer began life imprisonment today for his part in a wave of ‘tit-for-tat’ shootings on the Stonebridge Park estate in north-west London, where ‘the law of the jungle’ had held sway, a court heard.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2010

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Taser used on Moat did not have Home Office approval – The Independent

“The two police officers who fired at Raoul Moat with stun guns were using weapons that they had received little or no training for and which had not been approved by the Home Office.”

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The Independent, 14th July 2010

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Jail sentence for Peterborough internet dating rapist – BBC News

“A man who raped a woman after meeting her on a dating website has been given an indeterminate prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

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Gun fanatic jailed for 30 years for murder of taxi driver – The Guardian

“A gun fanatic who lured a total stranger to a deserted, rural railway station and shot him dead was jailed for a minimum of 30 years yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2010

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Newport father jailed after boy posing with gun shot – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for five years after his 15-year-old stepson accidentally shot himself in the head while posing for photos with a gun.”

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BBC News, 18th June 2010

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GPs agree to waive privacy of mentally ill gun owners – The Guardian

“Doctors have agreed to breach their duty of medical confidentiality to patients who own guns if they fear they have become so seriously mentally ill they may use their weapons on themselves or the public, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2010

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The loopholes in Britain’s gun laws – The Guardian

“The home secretary’s disclosure that the two weapons Derrick Bird used in the shootings were covered by a shotgun certificate he had since 1995 and a firearms licence he obtained in 2007 raises questions about the effectiveness of UK gun laws.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK’s gun laws are among the toughest in the world – The Independent

“Britain is one of the most regulated countries in the world when it comes to owning guns.”

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The Independent, 3rd June 2010

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Lincolnshire shooting ‘down to police error’ – BBC News

“Police made a ‘blatant error’ by not seizing firearms certificates from a man who went on to shoot his step-daughter, the police watchdog has said.”

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BBC News, 26th May 2010

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Sentence of ‘prank’ carjacker from Northampton is cut – BBC News

“A drunk man jailed for a ‘prank’ attempted carjacking with an imitation gun has had his sentence cut at the Appeal Court in London.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2010

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Woman shot dead by police lawfully killed, jury rules – BBC News

“An armed woman who was shot dead by a police marksman in Kent was lawfully killed, an inquest jury has ruled.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2010

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Nine face trial for biggest UK jewellery robbery – The Independent

“Nine men, including one from Dorset, are due to go on trial accused of taking part in Britain’s biggest jewellery robbery in central London.”

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The Independent, 21st April 2010

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Pair jailed for Manchester teenager’s shooting murder – BBC News

“Two men must serve more than 20 years in prison for murdering a boy who was shot in the head in a revenge attack.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2010

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Armed raiders jailed after trial without jury – The Independent

“The leader of an armed robbery gang learned today that he was likely to die in jail after being convicted by a judge in an historic trial without a jury.”

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The Independent, 31st March 2010

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Gatwick Airport firearm man given prison sentence – BBC News

“A man who wanted police to shoot him in a ‘desperate suicide bid’ has been jailed for threatening people with an imitation gun at Gatwick Airport.”

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BBC News, 25th March 2010

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Prosecutors to re-examine case of shot Pc Ian Terry – BBC News

“A decision not to bring charges over the fatal shooting of a police officer during a firearms training exercise is be re-examined by prosecutors.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2010

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Training exercise Pc Ian Terry ‘unlawfully killed’ – The Independent

“A police officer who was shot dead during a botched ‘cops and robbers’ training exercise was unlawful killed, an inquest jury ruled today.”

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The Independent, 25th March 2010

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Drive-by Liverpool shooting gang jailed for life – BBC News

“Four men have been jailed for life for the murder of a cyclist who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Liverpool.”

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BBC News, 10th March 2010

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Why are payouts so unfair? – The Guardian

“The £100,000 compensation awarded to the family of Jean Charles de Menezes pales beside the £4m being claimed in a current sexual harrassment case. Why the huge difference?”

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The Guardian, 25th November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police pay compensation to De Menezes family – The Guardian

“The family of Jean Charles de Menezes have revealed they have agreed a compensation deal with the Metropolitan police.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2009

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Family of Jean Charles de Menezes ‘could get just £100,000 compensation’ – Daily Telegraph

“The family of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian electrician mistakenly shot dead by anti-terrorist officers at Stockwell Tube station, could receive just a third of the £300,000 they have requested for compensation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd November 2009

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Longer term for Rhys gun supplier – BBC News

“The man who supplied the handgun used to kill Rhys Jones has had his sentence increased to 12 years.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2009

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Menezes police will not be punished – The Independent

“Relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes were told today that police officers involved in the fatal shooting will not face punishment.”

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The Independent, 2nd October 2009

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Jail for gangsters’ girlfriends who stash guns – The Independent

“Young women who stash guns for their gangster boyfriends are risking their futures and will face jail, police said today (30 September).”

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The Independent, 30th September 2009

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Police fined £40,000 for shooting ‘disaster’

“Thames Valley police force has been fined £40,000 after a firearms instructor, Pc David Micklethwaite, accidentally shot and nearly killed a former rifle marksman.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2009

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Son jailed after ward gun suicide – BBC News

“A man who gave his father a gun in hospital so that he could shoot himself has been jailed for three years.”

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BBC News, 4th September 2009

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Four in ten gun offenders avoid minimum terms – Daily Telegraph

“Four in ten offenders caught with a gun avoid the minimum jail terms that courts are supposed to hand down, according to new figures.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2009

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Ex-boyfriend jailed for double shooting – The Guardian

“A jilted boyfriend was jailed for lifetoday today for gunning down his girlfriend’s parents, after blaming them for breaking up their relationship.”

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The Guardian, 20th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Husband jailed for shooting rival – BBC News

“A jealous husband who tried to ‘execute’ a love rival in a barbershop as he cut a child’s hair has been jailed indefinitely.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2009

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Met slow to change after death of Jean Charles de Menezes, says report – The Guardian

“Scotland Yard has failed to carry out a series of changes it was ordered to make after disastrous blunders led its officers to kill Jean Charles de Menezes, according to an official report.”

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The Guardian, 1st July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

GCHQ man, Neil McLellan, faces jail sentence after lying under oath – The Times

“A former employee of the GCHQ spy centre is facing jail for perjury and possession of a .44 Magnum revolver after being caught lying under oath.”

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The Times, 16th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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