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Gunman Derrick Bird unlawfully killed 12 victims

Taxi driver Derrick Bird unlawfully killed the 12 victims he shot dead before he committed suicide, an inquest jury ruled today.

Seven-year-olds given gun licences

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Victim 'warned before Derrick Bird killing'

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Inquest told of gunman Derrick Bird's porn habit

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Negotiator texted Cumbrian killer

A trained police negotiator phoned and sent text messages to the gunman Derrick Bird when the details of his rampage began to emerge, an inquest heard yesterday.

Cumbria killer shot taxi driver who slashed tyres

A taxi driver shot dead by Derrick Bird had "bragged" about slashing the tyres of the killer's car, an inquest heard yesterday.

Gun victim 'slashed killer's tyres'

A taxi driver gunned down by Derrick Bird had "bragged" about slashing the tyres on the killer's car, an inquest heard today.

Cumbria gunman's Dunblane boast

Derrick Bird threatened to make his hometown of Whitehaven as "famous as Dunblane" several weeks before embarking on his murderous rampage.

Gunman Gunman Derrick compared town to Dunblane

Gunman Derrick Bird boasted "Whitehaven will be as famous as Dunblane" just weeks before he massacred 12 people, an inquest heard today.

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Derrick Bird's 'grudges' and 'unsettled mind' are focus on first day of inquest into deaths

Gunman Bird's rampage re-lived

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