Police in Greenside Avenue, Horden
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Firearms licence inquiry in Durham shooting

An independent inquiry will try to establish why a man, who killed four people including himself, had been allowed to keep six weapons at his home.

Michael Atherton, 42, his partner Susan McGoldrick 47, her sister Alison Turnbull, 44 and her niece Tanya Turnbull, 24, were found on Sunday.

The police in County Durham were told three years ago that he had been threatening to hurt himself, but his gun licences were not revoked.

Fiona Trott reports.

  • 03 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK
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