Home Secretary to launch Serious Violence Strategy – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd today sets out a multi-million pound commitment to steering young people away from crime and tackling violent drug-dealing gangs.’

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Home Office, 9th April 2018

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Stop and search: How successful is the police tactic? – BBC News

Posted April 5th, 2018 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, police, statistics, stop and search by sally

‘The claim: Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott told Radio 4’s Today programme there was no evidence the old “indiscriminate” stop and search regime was an effective tool when it came to tackling gun and knife crime.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2018

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Man jailed after taking staff hostage at bowling alley – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who held two members of staff at bowling alley hostage at gun point has been jailed for 12 years today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd March 2018

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Police launch review of UK firearms operations – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2018 in firearms, inquiries, news, police by sally

‘A national review into the planning of firearms operations has been launched following concerns raised at an inquiry into the fatal shooting of an unarmed man.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Two men sentenced for supplying weapons and ammunition – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 1st, 2018 in conspiracy, firearms, press releases, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘A man who sold firearms to criminals has been jailed for 14 years today for conspiracy to transfer prohibited weapons and ammunition. Dr Mohinder Surdhar was sentenced today at Birmingham Crown Court. He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to conspiracy to transfer prohibited weapons and ammunition. His co-conspirator, Paul Edmunds was previously sentenced to 30 years in prison on 21 December for supplying guns and ammunition linked to more than 100 crimes around the country.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 31st January 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Guy Hedger shooting: Two men jailed for executive’s murder – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in burglary, firearms, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for murdering an executive in a botched burglary at his luxury home.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2018

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Reclusive pensioner did ‘nothing more than was necessary’ when he shot dead a burglar, prosecutors rule – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2017 in burglary, firearms, news, self-defence by sally

‘A pensioner, who shot dead a burglar inside his secluded home, has avoided prosecution for killing the man, after it was deemed he acted in self defence and did “nothing more than was necessary”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2017

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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

Source: www.cps.gov.uk