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Minister for Policing gives statement to Parliament about Plymouth Inquests


The Minister for Policing, Chris Philip MP, has given a statement to Parliament in the wake of the jury’s conclusions in the inquests into the mass shooting in Plymouth in August 2021.

On Monday the jury found that the victims’ deaths were “caused by the fact that the perpetrator [Jake Davison] had a lawfully held shotgun”, and that a series of “catastrophic” systemic failings at both a local and national level had “contributed to that position”.

Mr Philp told Parliament that the Home Office would review the UK’s gun control legislation and licensing arrangements in light of the inquests. He accepted that “[w]e must ensure that our controls on firearms are as robust as possible, and that we learn the lessons from the tragic deaths in Keyham”, and committed the government to making “any further changes needed to protect the public”.

Dominic Adamson KC and Juliet Wells represent the families of the members of the public killed by Jake Davison.

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