Puppy farm shootings: John Lowe murdered my family, but police ‘put the gun in his hands’, says relative – The Independent

Posted October 30th, 2014 in firearms, licensing, murder, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘The daughter of a woman shot dead by a puppy farmer has accused police of “putting the gun in the hands” of a murderer.’

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The Independent, 29th October 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Teenager who shot his girlfriend gets nine years’ detention for manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2014 in firearms, gangs, homicide, news, robbery, sentencing, violence, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy who shot dead his girlfriend on his birthday has been sentenced to nine years’ detention for her manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2014

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Mark Duggan officer faces misconduct investigation – The Guardian

‘‘ZZ46’ is the first officer from the operation to be served with a formal disciplinary notice by the IPCC.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2014

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Regina (Duggan) v Her Majesty’s Assistant Deputy Coroner For the Northern District of Greater London and others – WLR Daily

Regina (Duggan) v Her Majesty’s Assistant Deputy Coroner For the Northern District of Greater London and others [2014] EWHC 3343 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 431

‘A conclusion of lawful killing made by a coroner’s court meant that a death was recognised as one that would amount to the crime of murder, manslaughter or infanticide but for the presence of an additional factor which justified it.’

WLR Daily, 14th October 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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New sentencing proposals emphasise seriousness of knife and gun robberies – Sentencing Council

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in criminal justice, firearms, news, psychiatric damage, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Today [21 October], the Sentencing Council has published its proposals for how robbers should be sentenced by the courts.’

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Sentencing Council, 21st October 2014

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

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Robbery sentences: Gun and knife use ‘should be penalised’ – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2014 in consultations, firearms, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing, victims by sally

‘Robbers who use or threaten to use guns and knives during crimes in England and Wales should expect to receive tougher jail sentences, new proposals suggest.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2014

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Elvis impersonator Derrel Weaver jailed over guns offences – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2014 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘An Elvis impersonator who sparked a 24-hour armed police manhunt that led to a primary school being closed has been jailed for illegal gun possession.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2014

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Tasers used by police more than 10,000 times last year – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 16th, 2014 in firearms, news, police, statistics by sally

‘New figures show the controversial weapons were drawn or fired 10,488 times in England and Wales in the 12 months to the end of June.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th October 2014

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Dog breeder murder trial accused made ‘dreadful display of violence’ – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2014 in domestic violence, firearms, murder, news by sally

‘A dog breeder shot his partner and her daughter in a “dreadful display of violence” after he claimed they had been tormenting him, a court heard.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2014

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Calls for law to be changed after Broadmoor killer Barry Williams is released without supervision – Daily Telegraph

‘A serious case review is launched after mass killer Barry Williams is able to disappear following his release from Broadmoor by changing his name to Harry Street.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th October 2014

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Azelle Rodney murder trial: Ex-police marksman named – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2014 in firearms, inquiries, murder, news, police, robbery by sally

‘The former police marksman charged with the murder of Azelle Rodney has been named for the first time as Anthony Long.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2014

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Police criticised over handling of stalking victim shot dead by husband – The Guardian

‘A police force has been criticised for “weaknesses and shortcomings” in the way it handled fears raised by a stalking victim before she was shot dead by her estranged husband.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2014

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Black female Met Police firearms officer who won £40k at tribunal has all charges against her dropped – The Independent

‘PC Carol Howard was arrested and bailed for more than a year over eight different allegations, including assault, witness intimidation and possession of an indecent image of a child.’

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The Independent, 23rd September 2014

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PC Ian Terry death: GMP officer ‘required to resign’ – BBC News

‘A Greater Manchester Police officer has been forced to step down over the fatal shooting of an unarmed colleague during a training exercise.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2014

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Jamaican crook dodges deportation – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2014 in assault, asylum, deportation, firearms, homosexuality, human rights, news, robbery, theft by sally

‘A ‘career criminal’ has avoided being removed to Jamaica after falsely claiming he was gay and would be persecuted in his home country.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2014

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Men guilty of attempt to kill Luton accountant Atif Ali – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2014 in attempts, conspiracy, firearms, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men have been jailed for life over a plot to murder an accountant.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2014

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Armed police officer charged with murder over Azelle Rodney shooting – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2014 in anonymity, firearms, inquiries, murder, news, police, prosecutions by michael

A decorated former Scotland Yard marksman involved in a botched armed operation against a drugs gang was charged yesterday with murdering one of the suspects.

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The Independent, 30th July 2014

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Police chiefs were aware six years ago that undercover unit ‘had lost moral compass’ – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2014 in families, firearms, news, police, spying, victims by tracey

‘The Scotland Yard undercover unit that gathered intelligence on 18 grieving families was known by police chiefs six years ago to have been so out of control it had “lost [its] moral compass” and become a “force within a force”.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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IPCC concern over police use of Tasers to gain compliance – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in complaints, firearms, news, police, reports by sally

‘Police officers have been accused of using Tasers to inflict pain to gain compliance, a report by the police watchdog says. Concerns are also raised about the use of Tasers on suspects already in custody, in the findings by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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Guide on Firearms Licensing Law 2014 – Home Office

Posted July 15th, 2014 in firearms, licensing, news by tracey

‘This document provides consolidated guidance on firearms licensing legislation. This guide is not intended to be a definitive statement of the law, but a cohesive explanation of the often complex area of firearms licensing.’

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Home Office, 14th July 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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