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A Cumbrian Horror Story

Independent (UK)

3 June 2010

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[W]ithin a few hours, 12 people lay dead… taxi driver Derrick Bird, 52… [H]is twin brother, David, was, according to locals, the first person shot dead – in Frizington – as the taxi driver began his rampage.

A solicitor from the KJ Commons law practice dealing with the will arrangements was reported to have been another of the people shot dead early on in Bird's killing spree…

[He] just had this absolutely huge sniper rifle. It was almost touching the floor, massive scope and everything…

[P]olice confirmed a body had been found. Derrick Bird was dead. The manhunt was over but the investigation was beginning…

Bird had previous contact with police as the picture released yesterday was one from police files but they refused to divulge if he had a criminal record…

[P]olice would not reveal how he came to be in possession of the two weapons, one a shotgun, used in the killings.

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