Drones operated by criminal gangs used to deliver drugs, mobile phones and potentially firearms to prisoners, admit senior officials – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2015 in aircraft, crime, firearms, gangs, news, prisons by tracey

‘Drones operated by organised crime gangs pose an increasing threat to security in Britain’s prisons by offering a new route to smuggle drugs and potentially firearms into the hands of criminals, senior officials have admitted.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Easier to get gun licence than drive minibus, says watchdog as it warns more lives will be lost without overhaul – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2015 in firearms, licensing, news, police by tracey

‘It is easier to get a gun licence than drive a minibus a watchdog has revealed as it warned Britain faces more gun massacres unless a chaotic licensing regime is overhauled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Tormented pensioner jailed over carrying gun for protection released after legal error – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2015 in elderly, firearms, imprisonment, mistake, news, sentencing by sally

‘Roy Delph freed as it emerges lawyers incorrectly classify his 124-year-old weapon after public outcry at his two-year prison sentence for carrying gun.’
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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Firearms – making the law more balanced and more effective – Law Commission

Posted August 7th, 2015 in consultations, firearms, press releases by tracey

‘The law governing the ownership and use of firearms is complex and difficult to apply. It is spread across a number of pieces of overlapping legislation, creating significant practical difficulties for investigating authorities and prosecutors, and generating uncertainty for the licensed firearms community.

Today the Law Commission is publishing a scoping consultation paper that identifies what those most pressing problems are. It also makes some provisional proposals as to how they could be remedied. We are asking consultees for their views on the suitability of these remedies.’

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Law Commission, 21st July 2015

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

Cherry Groce children to sue Met police for damage shooting caused them – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in compensation, families, firearms, news, police, psychiatric damage, violent disorder by tracey

‘Five children of Cherry Groce, whose shooting by a police officer led to the 1985 Brixton riots, are to sue the Metropolitan police for the damage caused to them after she was paralysed in the bungled raid almost 30 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Terrorised’ pensioner jailed for having a shotgun in his car – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 3rd, 2015 in elderly, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘Judge jails 88-year-old Roy Delph for two years, saying he showed a ‘brazen disregard’ for the gun laws when he was found with a shotgun in his car.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina v Goldsborough – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2015 in appeals, crime, firearms, law reports, licensing by sally

Regina v Goldsborough [2015] EWCA Crim 1278; [2015] WLR (D) 324

‘Failure to obtain a firearm certificate for an air pistol which had become prohibited was an offence under section 1 of the Firearms Act 1968 rather than section 5(1)(af).’

WLR Daily, 23rd June 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Safety of Tasers to be investigated after death of man in Manchester – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2015 in firearms, health & safety, inquests, inquiries, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘An independent inquiry is to look into the continued use of Taser stun guns by police in England and Wales after an inquest verdict earlier this week linking their use to the death of a factory worker in Manchester.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Change the law to protect police officers who shoot people, say UK’s highest ranking cop – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2015 in firearms, murder, news, police by sally

‘The law should be changed to protect police officers who shoot people in the line of duty, the head of the Metropolitan Police has said.’
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The Independent, 6th July 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Azelle Rodney shooting: police marksman cleared of murder – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2015 in firearms, London, murder, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘A former police marksman has been cleared of murdering a suspect he shot six times, a killing that the dead man’s mother said had effectively seen her son subjected to the death penalty.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC clears police after man died in Bradford raid – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2015 in complaints, firearms, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct by sally

‘No police officers will face legal action after a man died of a gunshot wound in a raid on a Bradford house.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jean Charles de Menezes: European court to hear human rights challenge – The Guardian

‘The family of Jean Charles de Menezes will challenge the decision not to bring charges over his death at the European court of human rights (ECHR) on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mark Duggan’s family lead call for a public inquiry into UK policing – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2015 in complaints, firearms, inquiries, news, police, racism by sally

‘Mark Duggan’s family, relatives of other black men killed in custody, and one of the UK’s most senior black lawyers have called for a public inquiry into policing in Britain.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jordan Begley Taser death: Mother saw ‘fear in his face’ – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘The mother of a man who died after being Tasered by police saw the “fear in his face” before the trigger was pulled, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mayfair squatters granted extension in court battle against landlord – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2015 in fire, firearms, homelessness, human rights, news, repossession, squatting by sally

‘About 40 homeless people squatting in an empty building in one of London’s most upmarket areas have won the first round of a legal fight with a landlord.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jeremy Thorpe: Inquiry into claims police altered evidence – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2015 in conspiracy, evidence, firearms, homosexuality, inquiries, murder, news, police by tracey

‘An inquiry is to take place into claims evidence was altered during the police investigation into former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe in the 1970s, the BBC’s Today programme has learned.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

1948 Malayan killings case reaches UK Supreme Court – BBC News

‘Relatives of 24 men killed by British troops in Malaya in 1948 will take their demands for a public inquiry to the Supreme Court later.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Three found guilty over gambler’s killing – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2015 in conspiracy, false imprisonment, firearms, homicide, murder, news, robbery by sally

‘A woman has been found guilty of luring a professional gambler into bringing her to his flat, where he was kicked to death for the sake of his winnings.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Military historian jailed for exposing himself to farmer overturns restraining order – Daily Telegraph

‘Military historian Kenneth Ward who was jailed in 2011 for exposing himself to a female neighbour is told he can move back to his former home after a restraining order is relaxed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man jailed after shooting a police officer – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in accidents, firearms, grievous bodily harm, news, police, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 12 years for shooting a police officer in south-east London following a car crash.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk