TWO policemen who shot dead a Scot after they mistook a table leg for a gun have been given a bail extension.
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DETECTIVES who yesterday questioned two police marksmen on suspicion of murder after they shot dead Harry Stanley six years ago are to submit a file to Crown prosecutors.
SENIOR police officers defied independent watchdogs and the Police Federation to push through new rules allowing the marksmen who shot Harry Stanley to return to work, The Scotsman can reveal.
THE two police officers who shot dead a Scottish grandfather after mistaking the table leg he carried for a sawn-off shotgun may still face criminal charges, The Scotsman has learned.
A POLICE marks-man who shot dead a man carrying a table leg which was mistaken for a gun won his High Court bid today to overturn an inquest verdict of "unlawful killing".
TWO police officers shot dead a Scots grandfather they mistakenly believed to be carrying a sawn-off shotgun in a "panic of over-reaction and fear" before he had a chance to respond, a court heard yesterday.
A SECURITY crisis was averted yesterday when Metropolitan Police firearms officers agreed to go back on weapons duty.
ONE day, there will be a permanent memorial on the spot where Harry Stanley was shot dead by two police officers as he walked home from a pub carrying a table leg. For now, his widow Irene has to tie flowers to a concrete bollard on the cracked pavement of an anonymous London street to mark where he fell.
SCOTLAND Yard was facing an escalating crisis last night as scores of firearms officers threatened to lay down their weapons in protest at the suspension of two of their colleagues involved in a fatal shooting.
MORE than 100 Scotland Yard firearms officers have indicated they will down their weapons in protest at the suspension of two colleagues over the death of a Scotsman.
AN INQUEST was brought to a dramatic standstill yesterday as the family and friends of an innocent man shot dead by police who believed he was armed, stormed out in protest at the coroner’s "one-sided" direction to the jury.
A CORONER who asked about the previous convictions of an innocent man shot dead by police who mistakenly believed he was armed, was yesterday accused of raising "irrelevant" material and of "blackening" his name.
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