• Short Summary

    WOMEN SHOUTED FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF HANGING IN BRITAIN AS HOME SECRETARY ROY JENKINS TODAY (SATURDAY) LEFT THE HEADQUARTERS OF A MASSIVE POLICE HUNT FOR THE KILLERS OF THREE UNARMED LONDON DETECTIVES GUNNED DOWN YESTERDAY NEAR WORMWOOD SCRUBS PRISON.

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    BRAYBROOK STREET, SCENE OF THE CRIME; POLICE LOOKING FOR CLUES, MINE DETECTORS BEING USED; INTERVIEW WITH JENKINS.



    TRANSCRIPT: VOICE: WHAT ABOUT BRINGING BACK HANGING?



    QUESTIONER: THE POLICE FEDERATION HAVE SUGGESTED THAT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE REINSTATED FOR THE MURDER OF POLICEMEN. IS THERE ANY QUESTION OF YOUR RECONSIDERING THE HOME OFFICE POSITION ON IT?



    JENKINS: WELL, I CAN WELL UNDERSTAND THE REACTION AND FEELING OF POLICEMEN AT THE PRESENT TIME, BUT IT WOULD BE QUITE WRONG FOR ME TO TAKE A MAJOR POLICY DECISION IN THE SHADOW OF ONE EVENT, HOWEVER HORRIBLE THAT MAY BE.



    QUESTIONER: IS THERE ANY QUESTION NOW OF ARMING THE POLICE?



    JENKINS: THE SAME APPLIES TO THAT AS TO THE PREVIOUS STATEMENT. IT WOULD NOT BE RIGHT FOR ME TO MAKE A MAJOR POLICY DECISION IN THE SHADOW OF ONE INCIDENT.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WOMEN SHOUTED FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF HANGING IN BRITAIN AS HOME SECRETARY ROY JENKINS TODAY (SATURDAY) LEFT THE HEADQUARTERS OF A MASSIVE POLICE HUNT FOR THE KILLERS OF THREE UNARMED LONDON DETECTIVES GUNNED DOWN YESTERDAY NEAR WORMWOOD SCRUBS PRISON. THE CAPITAL'S ENTIRE 18,000-STRONG FORCE IS MANNING THE DRAGNET.

    SENIOR DETECTIVES BELIEVE THE KILLERS ARE STILL IN LONDON, BUT HAVE SO FAR BEEN BAFFLED BY FAILURE TO FIND THE GETAWAY CAR. THE THREE POLICEMAN WERE SHOT DOWN AS THEY TRIED TO QUESTION THREE MEN IN A CAR. MR. JENKINS, RESPONSIBLE FOR INTERNAL AFFAIRS, CUT SHORT A HOLIDAY FOLLOWING THE SHOOTING.

    FRIENDS OF A WIDOW OF ONE OF THE THREE SHOT POLICEMEN HAVE ORGANISED A PETITION FOR THE RETURN OF THE DEATH PENALTY FOR POLICE SLAYINGS. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT FOR ALL TYPES OF MURDER WAS ENDED IN BRITAIN LAST NOVEMBER FOR A FIVE-YEAR TRIAL PERIOD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3DYTV4SOXPMF6VJGKIO1RPH9J
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DYTV4SOXPMF6VJGKIO1RPH9J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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