List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United Kingdom

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List of people killed by law enforcement officers in the United Kingdom for cases in the history of United Kingdom of people who died directly or indirectly because of the actions of law enforcement officers, regardless of the manner of death, duty status of the officers, or if they acted officially or unofficially. This includes officers working for all law enforcement agencies, existing or historical, in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, but excludes crown dependencies, colonies or other political entities subject or previously subjected to the direct control of the government of the United Kingdom. It also excludes deaths for which other government agents are responsible, such as deaths as a result of actions of the British Armed Forces.

Single deaths[edit]

  • Dean Joseph (5 September 2014 in London, England)[1][2][3]
  • Anthony Grainger (3 March 2012 in Cheshire, England)
  • Mark Duggan (4 August 2011 in London, England)
  • Olaseni Lewis (3 September 2010 in London, England)
  • Keith Richards (May 2009 in Shildon, County Durham)[4]
  • Ian Tomlinson (1 April 2009 in London, England)
  • Mervyn Tusslet (May 2009 in Fernhurst, West Sussex)[4]
  • David Sycamore (30 November 2008 in Guildford, England)[5]
  • Andrew Hammond (October 2008 in Harold Hill, East London)[4]
  • Mark Saunders (6 May 2008 in London, England)[6]
  • Dayniel Tucker (December 2007 in Stansted, Kent)[4]
  • Ann Sanderson (11 June 2007 in Sevenoaks, England)
  • Terry Nicholas (May 2007 in Ealing, West London)[4]
  • Robert Haines (October 2006 in New Romney, Kent)[4]
  • Philip Marsden (December 2005 in Meir, Staffordshire)[4]
  • Craig King (September 2005 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester)[4]
  • Jean Charles de Menezes (22 July 2005 in London, England)
  • John Mark Scott (July 2005 in Stockfield, Northumberland)[4]
  • Azelle Rodney (30 April 2005 in London, England)
  • Simon Murden (March 2005 in Hull, Humberside)[4]
  • Nicholas Palmer (May 2004 in Thornton Heath, South London)[4]
  • Philip Prout (4 May 2004 in Cornwall, England)
  • Keith Larkins (June 2003 at Heathrow Airport)[4]
  • Derek Bennett (July 2001 at Brixton, South London)[4]
  • Andrew Kernan (12 July 2001 in Liverpool, England)
  • Patrick O'Donell (October 2000 in Islington, North London)[4]
  • Kirk Davies (September 2000 in Wakerfield, West Yorkshire)[4]
  • Harry Stanley (22 September 1999 in London, England)
  • Derek Bateman (June 1999 in North Holmwood, Surrey)[4]
  • Antony Kitts (April 1999 in Falmouth, Cornwall)[4]
  • Christopher Alder (1 April 1998 in Hull, Humberside)[7]
  • Michael Fitzgerald (February 1998 in Bedford)[4]
  • James Ashley (15 January 1998 in St Leonards, England)
  • David Howell (November 1996 in Birmingham, West Midlands)[4]
  • Diarmuid O'Neill (23 September 1996 in London, England)
  • David Ewin (April 1995 in Barnes, West London)[4]
  • James Brady (April 1995 in Newcastle)[4]
  • Richard O'Brien (4 April 1994 in London, England)
  • Pearse Jordan (25 November 1992 in Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • John Shorthouse (24 August 1985 in Birmingham, West Midlands)[8]
  • John Mikkleson, unlawfully killed (July 1985 in London) [9]
  • Sean McIlvenna (17 December 1984 in Blackwatertown, Northern Ireland)
  • James Kelly, killed in police custody (21 June 1979 in Liverpool, England)
  • Blair Peach (died 24 April 1979 in London, England)
  • William Strathearn (19 April 1977 in Ahoghill, Northern Ireland)
  • Percy Toplis (6 June 1920 in Cumberland, England)

Multiple deaths in a single incident[edit]

  • Bloody Sunday (1920) (21 November 1920 in Dublin, Ireland - then still part of the UK)
    • 14 civilians were killed at Croke Park by the RIC and the Auxiliaries.
    • Additionally these three men were killed while in custody.
      • Dick McKee
      • Peadar Clancy
      • Conor Clune
  • 1969 Northern Ireland riots (14–15 August 1969 in Belfast and Armagh, Northern Ireland)
    • John Gallagher
    • Patrick Rooney
    • Hugh McCabe
    • Samuel McLarnon
    • Michael Lynch
  • Mark Nunes and Andrew Markland (September 2007 in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire)[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First Fatal Police Shooting Since 2011 Reported in London, Slate.com
  2. ^ Islington man shot dead by Met Police officers, BBC News, 5 September 2014.
  3. ^ Man shot dead by police in Islington named, BBC News, 16 September 2014
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Police have shot dead 33 people since 1995 - only two marksmen have ever been named. Mail Online.
  5. ^ Man shot by police outside Guildford Cathedral lawfully killed, The Telegraph (Newspaper)
  6. ^ The killing of Mark Saunders , The Independent (Newspaper)
  7. ^ Davies, Caroline (3 December 2010). "Deaths in police custody since 1998: 333; officers convicted: none". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Robin Young. "Anger over death of boy aged 5." Times [London, England] 26 August 1985: 3. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 7 March 2015.
  9. ^ [1]