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5-year-old shot by police in Birmingham

5-year-old shot by police in Birmingham
News report; Interview
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27 Aug 1985
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Report on the accidental police shooting dead of 5-year-old John Shorthouse, at his home in Birmingham on 24/08/85, and a comparison of the tragedy with similar recent incidents. Includes interviews with Clare Short MP; Wendy Pagett, sister of David Pagett, whose former girlfriend, Gail Kinchin was shot dead by police in 1980; Jack Pretty, grandfather of John Shorthouse. Male reporter not identified. (In 1986 the officer who shot John, PC Brian Chester, was acquitted of manlsaughter).
Clare Short; Wendy Pagett; Jack Pretty
Deaths; Police; Children (age group); Birmingham; Policing practice; Firearms; Accidental death; John Shorthouse; Gail Kinchin; David Pagett

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