Man aged 74 jailed after 160 guns are found at his home in Kent – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2017 in firearms, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A pensioner has been jailed for five years after 160 guns were found at his home.

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The Guardian, 15th November 2017

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Firearms dealer Paul Edmunds supplied weapons to gangs – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2017 in conspiracy, firearms, news, perverting the course of justice by tracey

‘A firearms dealer has been found guilty of supplying illegal handguns and home-made ammunition linked to more than 100 crime scenes, including three murders.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2017

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Anthony Grainger: Inquiry into senior officer’s evidence – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in complaints, evidence, firearms, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘A senior police officer is being investigated over evidence he gave to a public inquiry into the death of an unarmed man who was shot by police.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2017

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Websites allowing illegal activity ‘complicit in crime’ – BBC News

‘Websites that do not prevent the sale of illegal goods are complicit in cyber-crime, a crime chief has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2017

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Consultation launched on laws around antique firearms – Home Office

Posted October 19th, 2017 in consultations, firearms, press releases by tracey

‘Public invited to give their views as new figures show the number of antique weapons recovered in criminal circumstances doubled between 2012 and 2016.’

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Home Office, 19th October 2017

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Man found with guns and knives at Dover jailed for five years – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2017 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to five years in prison after a cache of weapons, including pistols, a bow and arrow, machete and knuckle-duster, was found hidden in his van.’

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The Guardian, 27th September 2017

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Men jailed for buying and selling illegal guns and ammunition – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 19th, 2017 in firearms, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men have been jailed today (18 September) after running an operation to sell illegal guns and ammunition to criminals.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th September 2017

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Pensioner admits shooting dead burglar breaking into his caravan with illegally-kept shotgun – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in burglary, crime, firearms, murder, news, self-defence by tracey

‘A pensioner has admitted shooting dead a burglar he caught breaking into his caravan home in the middle of the night with his illegally-kept double-barrelled shotgun.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2017

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Should police officers be separated after a shooting? – UK Police Law Blog

Posted September 15th, 2017 in complaints, firearms, news, police by tracey

‘In February 2017, there was something of a falling out between the police and the IPCC regarding post-incident procedures when police firearms are deployed. Reasonable arguments were made on all sides, robustly and publicly.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 15th September 2017

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Met Police used ‘necessary’ force on man Tasered 11 times – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2017 in firearms, London, news, offensive weapons, police by tracey

‘Officers who Tasered a man armed with two knives 11 times, hit him with a car and shot him used reasonable force, the police watchdog has found.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2017

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Birmingham gangs banned from city in landmark ruling – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in crime, firearms, gangs, injunctions, news, police, violence by sally

‘Eighteen men from two rival criminal groups have been targeted in what police describe as the largest ever gang injunction.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2017

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Greater Manchester police investigated over evidence in fatal shootings – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in complaints, evidence, firearms, news, police, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Officers from Greater Manchester police are being investigated over evidence they gave following two fatal shootings, the police watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2017

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CPS statement on the fatal shooting of Jermaine Baker – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 14th, 2017 in complaints, firearms, news, police, press releases, prosecutions by tracey

‘A CPS spokesperson said: “In December 2016, the CPS received a file from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) relating to the fatal shooting of Jermaine Baker on 11 December 2015.”‘

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th June 2017

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Mark Duggan’s family lose challenge over inquest jury’s conclusion that he was lawfully killed – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 29th, 2017 in appeals, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘The family of a man whose fatal shooting by a police marksman sparked nationwide riots have lost a challenge over an inquest jury’s conclusion that he was lawfully killed.

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2017

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Terry Bridger spared jail after 40-hour Pagham police stand-off – BBC News

‘A terminally-ill pensioner who threatened to shoot at police during a 40-hour stand-off has been spared jail after a judge heard he has a year to live.

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BBC News, 16th March

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Man jailed for shooting cats in Surrey – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animals, criminal damage, fines, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed over a shooting spree that led to one cat’s death and left six others injured.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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IPCC wants to overturn iIPCC wants to overturn its own report on Jordan Begley Taser death – The Guardiants own report on Jordan Begley Taser death

Posted November 17th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, news, police, reports by sally

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission is asking the high court to quash its own report clearing police officers of any serious wrongdoing following the death of a man shortly after he was Tasered.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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Regina v Nelson (Scott) and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 31st, 2016 in appeals, assisting offenders, firearms, indictments, law reports by sally

Regina v Nelson (Scott) and another [2016] EWCA Crim 1517

‘The defendants, S and N, were members of a gang. The police were on high alert on a housing estate because they were aware that the defendants’ gang might mount a revenge attack on a rival gang. S ran towards a police officer who shouted to him to stop but S pulled out a submachine gun and fired one shot which missed the police officer. S ran off and hid in a block of flats where he disposed of the gun but was eventually arrested. He pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, contrary to section 16 of the Firearms Act 1968. Following the shooting incident N had hidden the gun in the loft where it was found six months later. He was charged with possession of a prohibited firearm, contrary to section 5(1)(a) and (aba) of the 1968 Act, and assisting an offender, contrary to section 4(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967. N applied for leave to appeal against conviction on the ground that the judge had erred in law in failing to direct the jury to consider the two counts which he faced as alternatives when they arose out of a single transaction.’

WLR Daily, 20th October 2016

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MoD censured over soldier’s death on Lydd range – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2016 in armed forces, firearms, health & safety, inquests, news, statutory duty by tracey

‘The Ministry of Defence has been censured over the death of a soldier who was shot in the neck during a training exercise.
Fusilier Dean Griffiths, 21, of First Battalion the Royal Welsh, died at Lydd Range, Kent in September 2011.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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James Fox father ‘disappointed’ with lawful killing ruling – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2016 in firearms, inquests, mental health, news, police by sally

‘A mentally ill man who was shot dead by Met Police officers at his home was lawfully killed, an inquest has concluded.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2016

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