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Police: "Roberts release is the wrong decision"

A man who shot dead two unarmed police officers and was implicated in killing a third in west London in 1966 is to be released from jail.

Harry Roberts, 78, is one of Britain's longest serving prisoners.

Detective Sergeant Christopher Head, Detective Constable David Wombwell and PC Geoffrey Fox were shot dead without warning while questioning three suspects in a van.

John Tully, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, told the BBC that his organization was "devastated" and that the Parole Board of England and Wales had made "the wrong decision".

  • 23 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK
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