Greater Manchester Police guilty of health and safety breach over firearms officer's death

Greater Manchester Police has admitted a health and safety breach over the fatal shooting of one of its officers in a training exercise.

Pc Ian Terry 32, was killed during a firearms training exercise at a disused warehouse in June 2008.

Pc Terry's family attended Liverpool Crown Court today as Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy pleaded guilty on behalf of GMP to a breach of Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA).

Two GMP firearms officers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, each denied one count of a breach of Section 7 of the HSWA.

The officers, a sergeant and a constable, will stand trial on June 10 at Manchester Crown Court.

The force will be sentenced on March 20 and 21 also in Preston Crown Court.


Firearms officer convicted

The jury in the trial of two policemen who denied breaching health and safety laws after PC Ian Terry was shot and killed in a training exercise has found PC Francis guilty of breaking health and safety rules. Sgt Eric was found not guilty.