It has been seven years, four months and nine days since an unarmed Anthony Grainger was shot dead by a police officer. Now his partner, Gail Hadfield-Grainger, who has fought tirelessly for justice, is calling for the police officers involved in his death to face corporate manslaughter charges.
On Thursday a public inquiry into the shooting concluded that Greater Manchester police (GMP) was entirely to blame for Grainger’s death due to serious failings in its firearms unit.
The girlfriend of an unarmed man shot dead by police seven years ago has spent more than £50,000 to become a lawyer in an attempt to clear his name. Anthony Grainger was gunned down in a car park in Culcheth, Warrington, in 2012 while sat in a car alongside two friends.
Police believed the trio were planning to commit an armed robbery. But a jury took just 40 minutes to clear Mr Grainger of any wrongdoing when he went on trial after his death in 2012.