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Keyham shooting inquests conclude

21st February 2023

The Keyham shooting inquests finished on Monday with the jury finding numerous serious failings in a particular Police Firearms Licensing Unit which led to the killer of the five victims having a licensed shotgun.

Bridget Dolan KC was Counsel to the Coroner at the five-week hearing.

Dijen Basu KC and Aaron Rathmell represented a current lead officer of the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

Edward Pleeth represented the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

“Bridget Dolan KC, the diligent and highly-skilled counsel to the inquest, left no stone unturned in her efforts to help the jury understand not just the incident in Keyham, not just the failings which led up to it, but the wider context of firearms licensing; policing in the time of Covid; mental health services; domestic violence; government legislation; primary care; special educational needs; and much more besides.”
ITV News

Read more about the inquests here.

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