Mark Duggan shooting report challenged by human rights groups – The Guardian

‘The official report into the police shooting of a man whose death sparked the 2011 riots is facing a new challenge from human rights investigators who say a virtual model of the shooting shows its main conclusion is wrong.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2019

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Robert Keogh jailed for smuggling guns into UK at Dover – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2019 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who smuggled 60 guns hidden in his car into the UK has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2019

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Man jailed after he was caught with loaded gun – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 8th, 2019 in firearms, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man caught with a loaded revolver has been convicted after a prosecution by the CPS.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th November 2019

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Gang member jailed for 15 years for ‘ride-out’ and running drugs line from prison – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A member of one of Waltham Forest’s organised crime groups who took part in ‘ride-out’ against a rival gang before going on to run a drugs line from inside prison, has been jailed for 15 years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th October 2019

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Mark Duggan shooting: family settle high court claim against Met – The Guardian

‘The family of Mark Duggan, whose killing sparked civil unrest across England in 2011, have settled a high court claim against the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2019

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Millionaire’s son who threatened barman with toy gun has sentence deferred so he can holiday in Barbados – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2019 in delay, firearms, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A Sandbanks Yacht Club guest, who threatened a barman with an imitation gun, has had his sentence deferred so that he can holiday in Barbados.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2019

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Student jailed for making 3D printed gun – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2019 in firearms, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “loner” university student has been jailed for making a gun using a 3D printer.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2019

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Teenager jailed for 19 years after researching mass shooting – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 16th, 2019 in explosives, firearms, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A 19-year old who bought a Glock handgun gun with the intention of carrying out a mass shooting has been sentenced to 19 years’ imprisonment at Taunton Crown Court today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th September 2019

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Would-be assassin whose gun jammed is jailed for 28 years – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2019 in attempted murder, firearms, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A would-be assassin whose gun jammed as he opened fire on a woman while she watched TV has been jailed for 28 years.’

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The Independent, 5th September 2019

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Jail for student who brandished replica gun at Exeter University – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2019 in firearms, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A student who triggered an armed police response when he brandished a fake gun on a university campus has been jailed for eight months.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2019

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London Bridge attackers lawfully killed, inquest finds – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2019 in firearms, inquests, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘The three London Bridge attackers, who killed eight people in 2017, were lawfully killed by police, an inquest has found.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2019

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Inside the 21st-century British criminal underworld – The Guardian

‘There are almost 5,000 criminal gangs in the UK. But the old family firms are gone – today’s big players are multinational, diversified and tech-savvy.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2019

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Yorkshire man who killed great-grandson jailed for three years – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in firearms, homicide, licensing, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for three years after he fatally shot his great-grandson.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2019

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Coventry man jailed for 18 years over gun ‘messing’ death – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2019 in accidents, firearms, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who had been “messing about” with a gun when he accidentally killed his best friend has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2019

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Gun-obsessed paedophile jailed after 2.2 million indecent images found among arsenal of illegal weapons – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2019 in firearms, indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing by sally

‘A gun-obsessed paedophile has been jailed for 12-years after amassing one of the biggest hauls of indecent images ever uncovered.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2019

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Former constable charged up to £400 for gun control advice which should have been free – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 5th, 2019 in firearms, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘A former police constable who charged almost £400 for gun control advice which should have been free, demanding payment from two hotels, is facing jail. Paul Duffield, 55, billed the Black Swan Hotel for £393 and also tried to charge the Feversham Arms Hotel while he held the post of civilian firearms enforcement officer at North Yorkshire Police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2019

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Javid accused of giving way to police over no conferring rule – Home Office

Posted January 18th, 2019 in codes of practice, death in custody, firearms, inquests, news, ombudsmen, police by tracey

‘The government was accused of watering down plans for a total ban on police conferring after the deaths of suspects, after it approved new rules for officers following the most controversial cases. The home secretary, Sajid Javid, on Thursday approved revised rules first drawn up by the police watchdog in 2014, but changed after fierce opposition from the police and claims that armed officers would lay down their weapons in protest.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2019

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Knifeman shot by police ‘lawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2019 in firearms, inquests, news, offensive weapons, police by tracey

‘A knife-wielding man shot by police after imprisoning his fiancée in his flat was lawfully killed, an inquest has concluded.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2019

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When Coroners are unsure – Park Square Barristers

‘The Court held that a Coroner was entitled to remain unsure about the particulars of the death of an individual who was shot by a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.’

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Park Square Barristers, 16th November 2018

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Westminster attack: PC Keith Palmer could have been saved if Met put armed police on Parliament gates, coroner finds – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2018 in firearms, inquests, London, news, parliament, police by tracey

‘”Shortcomings in security” outside the Houses of Parliament contributed to the death of a police officer during the Westminster attack, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2018

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