Commenting on the Independent Office for Police Conduct’s (IOPC)

Commenting on the Independent Office for Police Conduct’s (IOPC) investigation into Devon & Cornwall Police in relation to the shooting in Keyham in August, Plymouth Sutton and Devonport MP Luke Pollard said:

“The community in Keyham is still grieving for the five people murdered in August. We remember Maxine, Lee, Sophie, Stephen and Kate and remember those recovering from this tragic incident.

“Keyham needs clear answers: why the gun was returned? And how was this allowed to happen? We are all hurting, and we have put our faith in this independent investigation to get the answers we need.

“People with a violent past should not have access to firearms. It is clear to me that, whether Devon and Cornwall Police followed the right procedures or not, the system of gun licensing needs top to bottom reform to keep the public safe.

“I am proud of the way Keyham and Plymouth have come together to look after each other after the shooting. Now we will need more of that resilience and support in the days and weeks ahead.”