Police issue gross misconduct over handling of Plymouth gunman’s shotgun application

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In August, Jake Davison killed his mother and four other people in the Keyham area of Plymouth. Davison first obtained a gun licence in 2018 but Devon and Cornwall Police suspended the killer’s licence in December 2020 over concerns about his suitability to hold a weapon.

However, it emerged Davison’s gun licence was reinstated by police just weeks before he went on to murder five people.

Now, the Independent Office for Police Conduct has confirmed a member of police staff has been issued with a gross misconduct notice over their handling on Davison’s application for a shotgun.

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