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Gail

Title
Gail
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Press conference
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:18:38
Description
BRMB special programme on the case of 16-year-old pregnant woman Gail Kinchen, fatally wounded in Rubery, Birmingham last June by police marksmen Thomas Sartain and Gerald Richards while attempting to arrest her armed lover David Pagett, written and presented by Brian King. And on decisions to send armed police into the siege building, hold an internal police inquiry and to try Pagett for Gail’s murder. Includes archive extract of press conference with West Midlands Chief Constable Sir Philip Knights; interviews with Pagett’s mother Amy Jones; Gail’s aunt Mary Myers; Pagett’s solicitor Ash Karim; West Midlands Police Committee Chairman Ron Wootton; Selly Oak MP Anthony Beaumont-Dark; barrister Rudy Narayan. Studio production by Chris Evans.
Contributors
Rudy Narayan; Brian King; Philip Knights; BRMB Radio; Anthony Beaumont-Dark; Chris Evans; Amy Jones; Ron Wootton; Mary Myers; Ash Karim
Keywords
Police; Adolescents; Homicide; Birmingham; Murder trials; Policing practice; Trials; Hostages; Policemen; Guns; Firearms; David Pagett; Gail Kinchen; Rubery; Thomas Sartain; Gerald Richards

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