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News Archives: Index

October 7, 2010: Probation Set For Industrial Action

October 5, 2010: Turning Prisoners Into Taxpayers

October 4, 2010: Murder Changes Now In Force

September 20, 2010: Probation Programmes Face Cuts

August 24, 2010: Victorian Poor Law Records Online

August 10, 2010: Justice Job Cuts

July 28, 2010: Prison Violence Growing

July 22, 2010: Police Numbers: Latest Figures

July 22, 2010: New Jurisdiction Rules

July 16, 2010: CCJS On Prison And Probation Spending Under Labour

July 15, 2010: Latest Statistics On Violent And Sexual Crime

July 15, 2010: Latest National Crime Figures

July 15, 2010: New Chief Prisons Inspector

July 14, 2010: Hard Times Ahead For Prisons: Anne Owers

July 14, 2010: Prison Does Not Work: Ken Clarke

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform: Sentencing and Rehabilitation

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform Priorities

July 12, 2010: What Price Public Protection, Asks Probation Chief Inspector

July 12, 2010: NOMS has failed, says Napo

July 10, 2010: IPCC To Investigate Death of Raoul Moat

July 9, 2010: Women In Prison: New Report

July 9, 2009: Unjust Deserts: Imprisonment for Public Protection

July 8, 2010: Police Search Powers Change

July 7, 2010: Make 'Legal High' Illegal, Says ACMD

July 2, 2010: Failing Children In Prison

July 2, 2010: Police Buried Under a Blizzard of Guidance: HMIC

July 1, 2010: Freedom To Change The Law?

June 30, 2010: A New Outlook On Penal Reform?

June 30, 2010: Revolving Door Of Offending Must Stop, Says Clarke

June 30, 2010: Ken Clarke: Speech on Criminal Justice Reform

June 29, 2010: No More Police Targets

June 26, 2010: Family Intervention Projects Questioned

June 25, 2010: Cutting Criminal Justice

June 24, 2010: Napo on Sex Offenders Report

June 23, 2010: Closing Courts: The Cuts Begin

June 23, 2010: Strategy To Tackle Gangs

June 15, 2010: Courts and Mentally Disordered Offenders

June 8, 2010: Working With Muslims in Prison

June 1, 2010: Your Chance To Nominate a QC

October 3, 2008: IPCC On Double Fatal Shooting

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has concluded its independent investigation into the fatal shooting of two men in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire.

Mark Nunes and Andrew Markland were shot by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officers on 13 September 2007, following a longstanding investigation into cash in transit robberies in London and the Home Counties. Just after 10am on 13 September, the two men were involved in an attempted robbery on a security van that was parked outside the HSBC bank in The Precinct, Chandlers Ford. Mark Nunes was armed with a handgun.

As the robbery was taking place, one officer shot Mark Nunes once and a second officer shot Andrew Markland twice. Although officers then attempted to give first aid, Andrew Markland was pronounced dead at the scene and Mark Nunes was taken to Southampton General Hospital but was pronounced dead later that morning.

The IPCC was informed immediately and launched an independent investigation.

The investigation was extensive, using scenes of crime officers, forensic experts, a firearms ballistic expert and an independent firearms advisor. Video evidence was obtained and house to house inquiries were made to identify all possible witnesses. Investigators obtained 268 witness statements, 332 exhibits and 423 other documents.

Commissioner Deborah Glass said:

"Our investigation looked into the actions of the officers firing the shots at Mark Nunes and Andrew Markland as well as the planning, decision making and implementation of the police operation. From our investigation, although there are issues around the implementation of the operation that will be explored further at the inquest, there is no evidence to indicate that officers may have committed any criminal or misconduct offences."

"This has been an extensive inquiry and we will pass our report to the Coroner. We will publish our full findings after the conclusion of the inquest taking into account any further evidence given there."