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Plymouth maternity staff missed chances to save baby’s life, report finds

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A baby died after maternity staff repeatedly missed chances to intervene to save his life, an official investigation has found. Giles Cooper-Hall was just 16 hours old when he died after a catalogue of errors in the m...

Marcos Alonso extra-time winner saves Chelsea against battling Plymouth

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On a thrilling, boisterous Saturday afternoon it took Chelsea 105 minutes, 39 shots, 19 corners and 670 passes to finally take the lead against Plymouth. These are the kind of numbers that suggest a pasting, a hammeri...

‘I wouldn’t go to the park on my own now’: Plymouth traumatised by killings

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There are tiny but telling hints of what happened in the Keyham area of Plymouth on 12 August last year. A stretch of freshly laid pavement at the corner where Jake Davison turned his pump-action shotgun on himself af...

Tories suspend Plymouth council leader after ‘victim-blaming’ remarks

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The leader of Plymouth city council has been suspended from the Conservative party over “victim-blaming” comments, after he told women “not to put themselves in a compromising position” following the killing of 18-yea...

Plymouth mourns Bobbi-Anne McLeod as family’s fears are realised

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At 6pm on Saturday, Bobbi-Anne McLeod took the short walk up the hill from her family’s terraced home in the Leigham area of Plymouth to a bus stop. She was due to catch the number 50 into the city centre and then str...

Plymouth shootings: police worker faces misconduct inquiry

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The investigation into the Plymouth mass shooting has placed one police staff worker under investigation for gross misconduct, meaning they could be sacked if allegations are upheld. Jake Davison, 22, shot dead his mo...

Plymouth gunman faced no charges or caution for vicious assault last year

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The Plymouth gunman was not charged or cautioned after he carried out a vicious assault in a city park last year, but instead was allowed to take part in a four-month rehabilitation scheme, it has emerged. Jack Daviso...

Plymouth gunman shot mother in head after row, coroner hears

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The Plymouth gunman Jake Davison shot his mother in the head and torso after an argument at their home before killing four strangers including a three-year-old girl on nearby streets and a park, a coroner has heard. M...

The Plymouth attack and misogynist ‘incel’ culture – podcast

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The man who killed five people in south-west England last week was part of a hateful online community of men who blame women for their status as ‘involuntary celibates’. Did that contribute to his violence – and does ...

If you’re asking how the Plymouth shooter got his gun, look at the broken licensing system

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As a young police constable, I had to face an armed suspect in a cafe. Equipped only with a truncheon, I stared at the gunman as he aimed his weapon at me and pulled the trigger point-blank at my head. The gun jammed;...

Plymouth shooting: police focus on ‘incel’ links as shop CCTV tape emerges

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Police increasingly believe that anti-women propaganda may have fuelled anger in the Plymouth gunman before his attack, with his links to the “incel” movement a main strand of their investigation. Jake Davison, 22, sh...

UK gun licences: could vetting social media prevent another Plymouth shooting?

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A review of the UK’s firearm licensing policies could require police officers to review social media accounts to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, the Home Office has said after the Plymouth shootings. S...

Gun licence applicants in UK face social media checks after Plymouth attack

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Applicants for permission to own a firearm or shotgun will be subject to social media checks after the Plymouth mass shooting, ministers have said. Questions have been asked about how the Keyham gunman Jake Davison, 2...

If extreme misogyny is an ideology, doesn’t that make Plymouth killer a terrorist?

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The hours after a fatal attack on members of the public are harrowing. Confusion reigns, rumours swirl and anxious people try to contact loved ones to make sure they are safe. Last Thursday evening, as reports of gunf...

‘‘Shooting has broken our hearts,’ says shattered Plymouth as city mourns its children’s innocence

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Five-year-old Evie-Rae left her grandmother Terri’s side and carefully placed a pink candle and a teddy bear on the growing pile of tributes at the foot of a tree in North Down Crescent Park. “I wanted to come because...

Plymouth shooting: police must explain return of gunman’s licence, says Starmer

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Keir Starmer has said police have questions to answer over how a gunman obtained a firearms licence after it was revoked but reinstated following an anger management course. The Labour leader also suggested that gun l...

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