Harry Stanley

Harry Stanley

Bail extended to policemen who shot dead Harry Stanley

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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CPS to review Stanley shooting

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.

Marksmen 'rushed' back to work

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.

Police may still be charged over death

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.

Police gunman is cleared of unlawful killing

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".

Police who shot Scot were 'in a panic'

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.

Met firearms officers call off strike

A SECURITY crisis was averted yesterday when Metropolitan Police firearms officers agreed to go back on weapons duty.

The long fight to win justice for Harry

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.

Commissioner steps in to end armed police strike threat

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.

Police firearm experts to down guns following inquest fallout

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.

Family’s fury over verdict on shot Scot

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.

Shooting inquest hears of victim’s record

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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