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Police apology over 'inexcusable' Cherry Groce failings

The country's most senior police chief has apologised 'unreservedly' and said it was 'inexcusable' that it had taken until now to say sorry for police failings which contributed to the death of Cherry Groce.

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Police 'failed to communicate' in hunt for Michael Groce

  • Dorothy Groce, known as Cherry, was wounded and paralysed by armed police who were searching for her son in a planned raid at her home in south London
  • A jury at at Southwark Coroner's Court found that police failed to communicate properly during the hunt for Michael Groce and to adequately check who was living at the address before the raid

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