Plymouth shooting: Police face scrutiny over gunman’s license

Written by on August 14, 2021

The police watchdog is investigating why the man who shot dead five people in Plymouth had been given back his confiscated gun and permit.

Jake Davison was stripped of the weapon and its licence in December after he was accused of assault, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) says.

It is to examine why Devon and Cornwall Police decided to return them in July.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people attended a vigil on Friday evening close to where the shootings took place.

Davison, 22, shot his 51-year-old mother Maxine Davison, also known as Maxine Chapman, at a house in Biddick Drive before he went into the street and shot dead Sophie Martyn, aged three, and her father Lee Martyn, aged 43.

Credit: BBC

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