Rampage killer was ‘appropriately’ granted a gun licence

Published 29 October 2010

Professor Peter Squires, professor of criminology and public policy at the University of Brighton, appeared on BBC Breakfast and spoke on BBC Radio 4 and Radio Sussex following the Association of Chief Police Officer’s (ACPO) report by Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Whiting into the circumstances surrounding the granting of a gun licence for Derrick Bird, the ‘Cumbria Killer’.

Professor Squires said: “The report concluded that the licensing system operating in Cumbria was robust and ‘working properly’ and, according to the report, existing gun laws would not have prevented the tragedy and Bird’s actions could not have been predicted.

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