Plymouth shooting inquest: police took ‘high risk’ decision to return shotgun licence

Devon and Cornwall force say they did not have enough staff to deal with number of licensing applications

A police force that took the “high risk” decision to return a shotgun licence to a man who went on to kill five people in Plymouth has admitted it did not have enough staff to deal with the number of licensing applications it was receiving.

Devon and Cornwall police also told an inquest on Jake Davison’s victims that there were no records of audits being undertaken to check decision-making in the firearms licensing department at the time.

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@Plymouth_Live

The jury at the inquest into the deaths of five people have heard from a senior officer who took the decision to se… https://t.co/K83x05yAGi

Posted on: 2023-02-07 11:32

@CarlEveCrime

Why Plymouth gunman didn't go to court after attacking kids https://t.co/MPz7zShCGr

Posted on: 2023-02-07 09:13

@Plymouth_Live

A police officer told the inquest not charging Davison posed a 'danger to the public' https://t.co/g8N900JBnK

Posted on: 2023-02-06 19:59

@Plymouth_Live

A police officer told the inquest not charging Davison posed a 'danger to the public' https://t.co/g8N900J3yc

Posted on: 2023-02-06 17:39

@Plymouth_Live

Det Insp Wyatt has revealed police were being sent "regular emails" encouraging them to consider out of court dispo… https://t.co/zOjzavPnaC

Posted on: 2023-02-06 15:55

@somfs_

this is fucked police can't even do their job properly, this is proof the attack could have been avoided. also who… https://t.co/7867udqe85

Posted on: 2023-02-05 20:36

@CarlEveCrime

Detective unaware of shooter's firearms warning on police records https://t.co/FzXG5T5VFE

Posted on: 2023-02-05 20:18

@PoliceInspForum

Plymouth shooting: No 'relevant' firearms training in police force for 20 years, inquest told - Plymouth Live https://t.co/gJz7BWzDO2

Posted on: 2023-02-03 16:02

@Plymouth_Live

Some of the recommendations made in the wake of the Dunblane massacre were not implemented by the police force whic… https://t.co/ZX8k9Yp1Jf

Posted on: 2023-02-03 07:31

@Plymouth_Live

Some of the recommendations made in the wake of the Dunblane massacre were not implemented by the police force whic… https://t.co/XV14rRH5u5

Posted on: 2023-02-02 22:31

@ShannonTony

RT @GazTheJourno: Astonishing report from the Plymouth murders inquest where the firearms licensing officer who signed off the murderers ce…

Posted on: 2023-02-02 21:34

@cottam_anthony

RT @danwnews: Evidence at Plymouth shooting inquest today heard how a senior firearms supervisor at D&C Police - who signed off on gunman J…

Posted on: 2023-02-02 21:08

@tasha809070

Plymouth shooting: No 'relevant' firearms training in police force for 20 years, inquest told. https://t.co/7UZy3TTyBz

Posted on: 2023-02-02 20:22

@GazTheJourno

Astonishing report from the Plymouth murders inquest where the firearms licensing officer who signed off the murder… https://t.co/9vHvAIYndf

Posted on: 2023-02-02 20:00

@danwnews

Evidence at Plymouth shooting inquest today heard how a senior firearms supervisor at D&C Police - who signed off o… https://t.co/pJWHjAbZeb

Posted on: 2023-02-02 19:53

@sarewaddington

RT @Plymouth_Live: Some of the recommendations made in the wake of the Dunblane massacre were not implemented by the police force which gra…

Posted on: 2023-02-02 19:16

@Plymouth_Live

Some of the recommendations made in the wake of the Dunblane massacre were not implemented by the police force whic… https://t.co/q1IOWJvAZ8

Posted on: 2023-02-02 19:11

@Plymouth_Live

Stephen Carder - Devon and Cornwall Police firearms licensing supervisor - admits he was box ticking, and the risk… https://t.co/yslmIoxcar

Posted on: 2023-02-02 15:59

@Plymouth_Live

On Tuesday a firearms officer broke down in tears after admitting that the Devon and Cornwall Police firearms licen… https://t.co/z71YfPfCAt

Posted on: 2023-02-02 08:39

@ANGIEDEE70baby

The police staff member who recommended Jake Davison be granted a shotgun certificate had not received any formal t… https://t.co/2wwQtuJ76W

Posted on: 2023-01-31 01:25

@tasha809070

Plymouth shooting: firearms inquiry officer had no formal training, jury told Inquest hears from police staff memb… https://t.co/TYiv5YRVaw

Posted on: 2023-01-31 00:50