Category Archives: Police Murdered

Azelle Rodney Firearms Cop in Court

Azelle Rodney
Azelle Rodney

A former police marksman has pleaded not guilty to the murder of robbery suspect Azelle Rodney.

Anthony Long, an ex-specialist firearms officer with the Metropolitan Police, stood in the dock at London’s Southwark Crown Court and spoke only to deny the charge.

Long is accused of killing Mr Rodney in April 2005.

Mr Rodney, 24, died after officers stopped the car he was travelling in with two other men in Edgware, north London.

Mr Justice Sweeney released Long on unconditional bail to his trial which is set for June 8 at the same court.

Cop Killer Harry Roberts Released

Police killer Harry Roberts has been released from prison, despite calls from relatives of his victims, politicians and senior police for him to stay behind bars. The 78-year-old, who was jailed for life for shooting dead three unarmed policemen in 1966, was released from Littlehey prison in Cambridgeshire on Monday night, The Sun reported. Chairman… Continue Reading

3 x Cop Killer Harry Roberts to be freed after 45 years

Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after serving more than 45 years of a life sentence. Roberts, now 78, was jailed for life for the murder of three policemen in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, in 1966. His 30-year minimum tariff expired 18 years ago. The parole board is understood to… Continue Reading

Whole Life sentences for police or prison officer killers

Criminals who kill police or prison officers in the course of duty are to face whole-life jail sentences. Changes to the law by the Ministry of Justice will mean judges will start by considering a whole-life tariff when deciding the sentence for killing either a police or prison officer in the course of their duty,… Continue Reading

Cop Killer Cregan On Hunger Strike

One-eyed police killer Dale Cregan has gone on hunger strike in an apparent bid to be moved from his current prison near York to another prison. The 30-year-old was jailed for life in June for the ruthless murders of two unarmed policewomen and a father and son. He is now refusing food at HMP Full… Continue Reading


What happens to Dale Cregan now that he has been remanded in custody? Mark Leech, editor of Converse the national monthly newspaper for prisons in England and Wales explains. All adult male prisoners in England and Wales are categorised into one of four security categories – Category A (maximum security) being the highest, Cateory D… Continue Reading


Dale Cregan has appeared in court accused of four murders including the shooting and grenade attack that killed two policewomen. Pcs Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, described as “wonderful human beings” and dedicated police officers, died in Hattersley, Tameside, on Tuesday morning. The defendant also faced charges of murdering father and son David… Continue Reading

Manchester police murders

From Mark Leech editor of Converse, the national newspaper for prisoners in England and Wales. As someone who deals with offenders day in and day out it comes as absolutely no surprise to me that nobody turned Dale Cregan into the police. The 50 grand the police offered was a derisory amount in exchange for… Continue Reading


One of the country’s most wanted men was accused of luring two unarmed female constables to their deaths today in a brutal crime that shocked the nation. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said the brave young officers had been sent to investigate what appeared to be a routine burglary report when Dale Cregan,… Continue Reading