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

The Times, 8 June 2010
Publié le : 8 juin 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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