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It's four years since Anthony Grainger was shot dead by a police marksman in a car park in Warrington.
Today his family won a public inquiry to find out exactly what happened that day.
It will focus on the events leading up to the unarmed father of two being shot by a Greater Manchester Police officer.
His family and friends have always been highly critical of the police operation and subsequent court cases
But this afternoon, the Home Secretary, Theresa May said every detail of his case can now be examined.
Matt O'Donoghue reports:
The mother of man shot by a GMP marksman has welcomed the announcement that there will be a public inquiry.
Anthony Grainger was shot as he was sat in car in Culcheth in March 2012.
Marina Schofield says it's in the public's interest to know what happened that night.
The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police says he welcomes the announcement of a public inquiry into the shooting of Anthony Grainger.
The father of two was killed by a police marksman as he sat in a car in Culcheth near Warrington.
Sir Peter Fahy, the former Chief Constable, was due to stand trial after the shooting, charged with breaches in Heath and Safety.
But that trial collapsed when police said their evidence was too sensitive to be heard in court.
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said:
The Home Secretary is to announce a public inquiry into the shooting of an umarmed man by a police marksman in Cheshire.
Anthony Grainger, a father of two, was shot dead as he sat in a stolen Audi car in Culcheth in March 2012.
He was unarmed and there were no weapons in the car.
Sir Peter Fahy, the former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police was due to stand trial at Liverpool Crown Court, charged with Heath and Safety breaches following the fatal shooting but it was decided that the evidence that would have been heard in court was too sensitive to be revealed to a jury.