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.

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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.