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Full Report: Family of shooting victims travel to London

The son of one of the victims of the Horden shootings has told ITV News he hopes gun controls will be tightened within months.

Bobby Turnbull's mother, sister and aunt were shot dead in County Durham by Michael Atherton.

At the inquest into their deaths the coroner called for drastic changes to the way guns are licensed, and Bobby travelled to London to try to secure the changes he wants to be made.

Watch the full report from Frances Read below.

IPCC: Government must tighten UK gun licensing laws

Relatives of Susan McGoldrick, Alison Turnbull and Alison's daughter Tanya, have been campaigning for changes. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is urging the government to tighten UK gun licensing laws.

It follows an investigation into the fatal shooting of three women in Horden, County Durham, last year.

Michael Atheron killed his partner, Susan McGoldrick, her sister, Alison Turnbull and Alison's daughter Tanya, before shooting himself.

Atherton held a gun license, despite several police call-outs to his house for domestic violence and a suicide threat.

The IPCC says police cautions should be legally declared by anyone applying for a gun license.

Relatives of the murdered women have been campaigning for changes.


Have you seem missing George 'Slogger' Williams?

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a missing 82-year-old from the Horden area.

George 'Slogger' Williams is believed to have left his home in Cresswell Avenue at around 11.45am and has not been seen by his family since.

The family of missing George Williams are becoming increasingly concerned about his whereabouts Credit: Durham Constabulary

Officers are particularly concerned because George suffers from a number of medical conditions and can become easily confused.

Mr Williams walks with a walking stick and he is described at 5 foot 5 inches tall, of slim build and wearing a green jacket, blue polo shirt and trousers and black shoes.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Peterlee police on 101.

Family of Horden victims push for tighter gun laws

A man who had three relatives killed by a County Durham gunman who then killed himself is taking his fight to change the law to the Houses of Parliament.

Bobby Turnbull wants to tighten gun legislation after losing his mother Alison, sister Tanya, and aunt Susan, on New Year's Day last year.

They were shot by 42-year-old Michael Atherton at his home in Horden, near Peterlee, who legally owned firearms despite a history of domestic violence.

Bobby has already won the backing of shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper after meeting with her earlier this month.

Next week he will meet with Damian Green, the Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, where he will continue to lobby for tougher rules on gun licensing.

Atherton had his guns removed by police in 2008 after he threatened while drunk to blow his own head off, but the guns were later returned.


County Durham crash referred to police watchdog

A crash in County Durham has been referred to the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, after a man died just minutes after police spotted his car driving at speed.

Officers began following the Citroen Saxo, driven by Glenn Robinson, but lost sight of it.

They then discovered moments later that the car had crashed near Horden.

The driver, 22-year-old Glenn Robinson from Shotton Colliery, died at the scene.

Police appeal after man killed in Horden car crash

Durham Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information after a 22-year-old man died after a fatal collision.

Glenn Robinson died after his car left the road in Horden on Sunday evening.

“This was a tragic death of a young man who was returning home from a night out with a friend.

We are still working to establish why the car left the road.

We know that an officer in an unmarked police car had seen the car beingdriven at speed along Essington Way and turned to follow it with the aim of getting it to stop.

However, our enquiries have shown that there was no police pursuit in progress and at no time did Glenn fail to stop for the police.”

– Inspector Ed Turner, Roads Policing Unit

Any witnesses should ring Durham police on 101 and ask for the roads policing unit.

Family of man killed in car crash release statement

The family of a man killed in a fatal car crash have released a statement describing their devastation at his death.

Glenn Robinson died from head injuries after his car left the road in Horden this weekend.

“Glenn was a kind and thoughtful young man whose death has devastated his family.

He was the eldest of three children and was working for Durham County Council in the gardening division.

He had the most fun-loving personality, was a popular and friendly character and was engaged to be married.”

– Statement from Glenn Robinson's family
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