Army veteran Tasered by police awarded £50,000 compensation – The Guardian

‘An army veteran has been paid £50,000 in compensation by Bedfordshire police after he was Tasered while suffering a flashback triggered by post-traumatic stress disorder.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2016

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Drunk driver with ‘gun in lap’ in east London jailed – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2016 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, disqualification, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A drunk driver who fell asleep in traffic with a loaded gun resting on his lap has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2016

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Dalian Atkinson: Tasered footballer given CPR for 35 minutes – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘Doctors battled in vain for 35 minutes to save ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was Tasered by police, the inquest into his death has heard.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2016

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Man who shot wife at care home sentenced to six years in psychiatric hospital – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2016 in care homes, detention, elderly, firearms, homicide, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who shot his 81-year-old wife dead at a care home has been sentenced to six years in a psychiatric hospital.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2016

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Sadie Hartley killing: Women jailed for murdering love rival – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2016 in conspiracy, firearms, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘An obsessive “she devil” who murdered a love rival in a brutal attack she plotted with a friend has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2016

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IPCC investigation launched into death of Dalian Atkinson – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, news, police, sport by sally

‘The world of football paid tribute to one of the mercurial stars of the Premier League’s early years after former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson died after being Tasered by police.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2016

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Anthony Long: Officer cleared after Azelle Rodney shooting attacks IPCC – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2016 in complaints, firearms, murder, news, police by sally

‘An ex-Met firearms officer cleared of murder has said the police watchdog “seems to be treating officers as criminals”.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2016

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IPCC bungled case against officers accused of abusing firefighter – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2016 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, firearms, London, mistake, news, police, racism by tracey

‘The police watchdog bungled a case against three officers accused of abusing and Tasering a black firefighter because of his race, it has emerged. The Independent Police Complaints Commission apologised after disciplinary charges against the Metropolitan police officers were dropped and admitted making key errors.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2016

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Tasers have no place in mental health care – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2016 in bills, firearms, human rights, mental health, news by sally

‘For more than 10 years, Tasers have been used against patents in locked psychiatric settings, without monitoring or investigation. This practice must end.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2016

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Ex-soldier jailed for trying to buy guns ‘to fight for IS’ – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2016 in firearms, Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism, weapons by sally

‘A former British soldier who tried to join the so-called Islamic State has been jailed for 18 years for attempting to buy machine guns and pistols.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2016

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Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551 – WLR Daily

Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551

‘The victim was telephoned and offered a supply of cannabis, as a result of which he drove to the appointed place where he got into a silver car, joining the three occupants, to complete the purchase. The front passenger pointed a shotgun at his face while the driver brandished a knife. As the victim attempted to escape two men exited a white van nearby and attempted to take his car. The man with the shotgun fired two shots but the victim escaped. Six defendants stood trial on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm with intent to commit robbery. The Crown argued that this was a well-planned criminal enterprise as shown on the CCTV footage and by the frequent mobile phone calls between the defendants which showed that all the robbers had the necessary knowledge that a firearm was to be carried with the intention that it should be used during the course of the robbery with the required, if conditional, intention to kill. The trial judge ruled that, although there was a case for all defendants to answer in respect of the count of conspiracy to rob, there was no case in relation to attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent because there was no evidence to establish a prima facie case as to (a) any particular defendant being in the silver car; (b) any particular defendant holding the shotgun either in the silver car or when the shots were fired; or (c) crucially, any particular defendant being aware, by the time of travelling to the scene, that the shotgun was loaded, or that he was intending that it should be used if necessary specifically to kill. The Crown appealed against the judge’s ruling, pursuant to the provisions of section 58 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.’

WLR Daily, 1st July 2016

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Jo Cox killing: Thomas Mair to face judge under terrorism protocols – The Guardian

‘A man accused of murdering the Labour MP Jo Cox has appeared again in court, ahead of a further appearance next week when he will face a judge under terrorism protocols.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2016

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Gang jailed after Izzet Eren prison break attempt – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2016 in conspiracy, escape from custody, firearms, gangs, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A gang who tried to free a dangerous criminal from a prison van which ended in one of them being shot dead on a London street, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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Two British students given life sentences for ‘drive-by’ plot – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2016 in conspiracy, firearms, Islam, murder, news, police, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two British students have been jailed for life for plotting to kill police or soldiers in a shooting inspired by so-called Islamic State.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2016

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Five guilty for their involvement in importing “deadly weapons” into UK – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in conspiracy, customs and excise, firearms, press releases by tracey

‘Harry Shilling and Michael Defraine have been found guilty today at the Old Bailey for their involvement in importing and possessing firearms with intent to endanger life.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st April 2016

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Deepcut inquest: Bullet wound ‘consistent’ with self-inflicted injury – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2016 in armed forces, expert witnesses, firearms, forensic science, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘The bullet wound that killed a teenage soldier was “consistent” with a self-inflicted injury, according to a ballistics expert.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2016

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de Menezes: No individual prosecutions, but an effective investigation – ECtHR – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This week, the mosaic shrine adorning the wall outside Stockwell underground station once again became the focal point for difficult questions surrounding the police response the terrorist attacks of 2005.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st April 2016

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Jean Charles de Menezes ruling: European Court of Human Rights rejects call to prosecute police officers who shot him – The Independent

‘The UK was right not to charge any police officers over the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an electrician who they thought was a suicide bomber, in 2005.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2016

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Jean Charles de Menezes ruling due in European court of human rights – The Guardian

‘A ruling on whether British police officers should have been charged for the fatal shooting of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes at a London tube station in 2005 is to be delivered by the European court of human rights on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2016

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Children aged 10 among hundreds held over alleged gun crimes – BBC News

Posted March 29th, 2016 in children, firearms, freedom of information, news by sally

‘Children as young as 10 were among hundreds of youngsters arrested for suspected gun crimes in the last three years, new data has revealed.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2016

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