IPCC investigates Steven Langley fatal shooting

Steven Langley Image copyright Bax Farm Fisheries
Image caption Former firefighter Steven Langley started the fisheries business with a friend in 2000

The police watchdog is to investigate Kent Police's response to an emergency call following the fatal shooting of a fisheries boss.

Simon Olsen, 54, was jailed for life on Monday for the murder of Steven Langley at Bax Farm fisheries in Tonge.

Olsen shot his former boss Mr Langley with a double-barrelled shotgun in the tackle shop on 29 November.

South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) made a complaint about how police had handled the emergency call.

Care of shot man

An Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) spokeswoman said it would be investigating the handling of an emergency call from a member of the public following the shooting.

Image copyright Kent Police
Image caption Steven Langley employed heavy drinker Simon Olsen as a bailiff

The complaint from Secamb had been referred to the IPCC by Kent Police in December 2013.

Mary Cunneen, IPCC commissioner, said: "It is important that we have a full understanding of the communication between the ambulance and police services in response to an emergency, and of the care provided to Mr Langley once he had been shot.

"I decided there should be an independent investigation into the police actions in respect of these aspects of Mr Langley's death."

The IPCC said the commission had not received any evidence suggesting any police staff had committed a criminal offence or had breached their standards of professional behaviour.

Maidstone Crown Court ordered Olsen to serve a minimum of 25 years.

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