Senior coroner to raise national concerns over danger of crossbows
Prof Paul Marks expresses surprise over unregulated nature of crossbow sales during inquest in Hull
A coroner is to raise concerns at a national level about the danger posed by crossbows after opening the inquest of a man murdered with one by a neighbour in a dispute over noise.
Housing officer Shane Gilmer, 30, was killed by Tony Lawrence, who lived in the adjoining semi-detached house in Southburn, a village in East Yorkshire, and had broken in via their shared loft. The 55-year-old also shot Gilmer’s partner, Laura Sugden, who was 20 weeks pregnant with their child.Continue reading...