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Man Shoots Dead Ex-Partner & Daughter – Then Turns Gun on Himself December 31, 2009

Posted by bitchwantstea in News.
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On the 29th December, Andrew Copland opened fire at his home in Hampshire, killing his ex-partner and child, before killing himself.  His four year old daughter, Maisie, died at the scene after police tried to resuscitate her, and his ex-partner, Julie Harrison, died later in hospital.

Police say the incident took place as Maisie was was dropped off at Mr Copland’s home for an access visit.  The couple had been separated for four weeks.  It is still not known how Mr Copland had possession of a gun.  Police have also uncovered that the 56-year-old had served two years in prison during the 1980s for threatening a former wife with a crossbow and setting fire to her car.

Hampshire Constabulary said they had not received any reports of abuse or violence in connection with the family.

A shocking event, and particularly distressing over this festive season.



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