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Police were tracking Cumbria killer from the third of his 12 murders

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/08/2010

Mike Wade, Russell Jenkins

"Derrick Bird was pursued by three uniformed police officers through the streets of Whitehaven, but escaped after they were forced to take cover when he threatened to shoot them.

"In response to criticism that they had been slow to react to the unfolding emergency, senior officers from Cumbria Constabulary disclosed that their officers confronted Bird early in his killing rampage.

"Stuart Hyde, deputy chief constable, said that the officers did everything in their duty to stop Bird, 52, insisting at no point did they have an opportunity to end the killings sooner."

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"Police were tracking Cumbria killer from the third of his 12 murders", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2010. Consulté le 01/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/police-were-tracking-cumbria-killer-from-the-third-of-his-12-murders