Date created: 17/07/2001
An official request was propelled today after a man gripping a oddity cigarette lighter in the shape of a weapon was shot six times by outfitted police

The victim, who was in his 30s what’s more, of Rastafarian appearance, was articulated dead in clinic after the shooting in Brixton, south London, recently afternoon

The shooting, which is presently the subject of a Police Grumblings Specialist investigation, is the second time in less than a week that police have shot somebody dead

Last Thursday Andrew Kernan, a 37-year-old schizophrenic from Liverpool, was shot twice in the chest by police while equipped with a sword

The Brixton shooting happened after police were called to pads in Loughborough Street around 3 05pm to reports of a man conveying a silver handgun, police said

An equipped reaction unit was sent what’s more, at 3 20pm the suspect was shot in adjacent Crowhurst Close, a Metropolitan Police representative said The representative today said the man had not however been identified

He continued: “It is presently known the weapon recuperated from the scene was a reproduction weapon cigarette lighter It is accepted six shots were let go by one of two equipped officers who gone to the scene ”

Both officers would get directing what’s more, post-trauma support, he added

The PCA examination was given to Northumbria Police today

Last night, Tim Godwin, agent colleague official of the Metropolitan Police, said: “I think there are continuously genuine concerns about the utilize of guns with police since we are an unarmed regular citizen service

“It is with incredible lament that we have to utilize guns in particular situations It’s a pitiful reality of life that we have to have the limit to react with firearms It is very suitable that we are addressed what’s more, held to account ”

Bob Broadhurst, Boss Administrator of the Lambeth area, claimed for calm Past police shootings have incited revolting in London

Mr Broadhurst said: “There were a number of youthful individuals who were irate by what had happened I would claim to these individuals to remain quiet until the full realities are known ”

A representative for the weight gathering Examination said it was concerned about a second deadly shooting by police inside days

The shooting incited calls for better utilize of innovation to make non-lethal implies of intercession for the police

Firearms master Mike Yardley said: “If the political will was there it would be conceivable to make far better non-lethal implies of intercession than are accessible at the present ”

It was detailed at the end of the week that police could be prepared with sedative firearms in a offer to cut deadly shootings by equipped officers

Home Secretary David Blunkett is said to support the move

Mr Blunkett said today he was not arranged to remark on last night’s shooting, nor on the episode in Liverpool last week, since they have as of now been alluded to the PCA

But on conceivable choices to police guns he said: “We are looking at choices what’s more, we will need to come forward with the boss constables to maintain a strategic distance from episodes of this sort

“We require a proportionate reaction to the specific nature of risk that is being offered

“That needs to be done carefully, not on the back of person cases

“If the police have got reason to accept or, on the other hand know that somebody is conveying a weapon with live ammo at that point that is an completely unique matter

“If they are managing with sorted out packs or, then again traffickers the police merit our full support ”

The part of police what’s more, guns came under extraordinary open examination prior this year after the demise of James Ashley, 39, who was exposed what’s more, unarmed at the point when he was shot dead in front of his sweetheart amid a bungled attack on his level St Leonards, East Sussex, in 1998

One officer confronted trial what’s more, was vindicated on charges of kill what’s more, manslaughter, what’s more, other officers included in arranging the operation were absolved of offense charges

Mr Blunkett’s mediation in the case driven to the abdication of Sussex Boss Constable Paul Whitehouse last month

Date created: 17/07/2001

An official request was propelled today after a man gripping a oddity cigarette lighter in the shape of a weapon was shot six times by outfitted police

The victim, who was in his 30s what’s more, of Rastafarian appearance, was articulated dead in healing facility after the shooting in Brixton, south London, recently afternoon

The shooting, which is presently the subject of a Police Dissensions Expert investigation, is the second time in less than a week that police have shot somebody dead

Last Thursday Andrew Kernan, a 37-year-old schizophrenic from Liverpool, was shot twice in the chest by police while equipped with a sword

The Brixton shooting happened after police were called to pads in Loughborough Street around 3 05pm to reports of a man conveying a silver handgun, police said

An equipped reaction unit was sent what’s more, at 3 20pm the suspect was shot in close-by Crowhurst Close, a Metropolitan Police representative said The representative today said the man had not however been identified

He continued: “It is presently known the weapon recouped from the scene was a reproduction weapon cigarette lighter It is accepted six shots were let go by one of two equipped officers who gone to the scene ”

Both officers would get directing what’s more, post-trauma support, he added

The PCA examination was given to Northumbria Police today

Last night, Tim Godwin, appointee colleague chief of the Metropolitan Police, said: “I think there are continuously genuine concerns about the utilize of guns with police since we are an unarmed regular citizen service

“It is with incredible lament that we have to utilize guns in particular situations It’s a pitiful reality of life that we have to have the limit to react with firearms It is very proper that we are addressed what’s more, held to account ”

Bob Broadhurst, Boss Administrator of the Lambeth area, claimed for calm Past police shootings have incited revolting in London

Mr Broadhurst said: “There were a number of youthful individuals who were furious by what had happened I would claim to these individuals to remain quiet until the full actualities are known ”

A representative for the weight gathering Examination said it was concerned about a second lethal shooting by police inside days

The shooting incited calls for better utilize of innovation to make non-lethal implies of intercession for the police

Firearms master Mike Yardley said: “If the political will was there it would be conceivable to make far better non-lethal implies of mediation than are accessible at the present ”

It was revealed at the end of the week that police could be prepared with sedative firearms in a offer to cut deadly shootings by equipped officers

Home Secretary David Blunkett is said to support the move

Mr Blunkett said today he was not arranged to remark on last night’s shooting, nor on the episode in Liverpool last week, since they have as of now been alluded to the PCA

But on conceivable choices to police guns he said: “We are looking at choices what’s more, we will need to come forward with the boss constables to maintain a strategic distance from episodes of this sort

“We require a proportionate reaction to the specific nature of danger that is being offered

“That needs to be done carefully, not on the back of person cases

“If the police have got reason to accept or, on the other hand know that somebody is conveying a weapon with live ammo at that point that is an completely extraordinary matter

“If they are managing with sorted out packs or, then again traffickers the police merit our full support ”

The part of police what’s more, guns came under exceptional open examination prior this year after the passing of James Ashley, 39, who was exposed what’s more, unarmed at the point when he was shot dead in front of his sweetheart amid a messed up strike on his level St Leonards, East Sussex, in 1998

One officer confronted trial what’s more, was cleared on charges of kill what’s more, manslaughter, what’s more, other officers included in arranging the operation were cleared of offense charges

Mr Blunkett’s mediation in the case driven to the acquiescence of Sussex Boss Constable Paul Whitehouse last month

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