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United Kingdom

10 May 1998

Sunday Times (UK)

Detectives in West Yorkshire investigating the death of a nurse were last night trying to establish how her estranged lover, a former SAS soldier, came to possess a Soviet-made AK-47 assault rifle. Vicky Fletcher, 21, a nurse at Pontefract General Infirmary, died after being shot by a man armed with a high-calibre automatic weapon outside a pub in Castleford. Dr Thomas Shanks, 47, an anaesthetist, was arrested in Lennoxtown, Glasgow, following a tip-off. Police seized... (

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