17 - The Dunblane Massacre & Gun Crimes
Thomas Hamilton was a loner. He decided to dedicate his life to running boys' clubs to keep kids off the street, but its quite likely he had ulterior motives for this. His strange, erratic and inappropriate behaviour meant that he was not well liked, his his passion, his boys' clubs, came under scrutiny. He also had a persecution complex, and as his life fell apart due to his own actions, he decided to take matters into his own hands.
Thomas Hamilton became the man responsible for the Dunblane Massacre, the only school shooting in British History.
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The Hon Lord Cullen "The Public Inquiry into the Shootings at Dunblane Primary School on 13 March 1996” https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/276631/3386.pdf
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Eleanor Steafel, “30 years on from Hungerford - the wounds Michael Ryan left on the town and its people are still raw” in The Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/30-years-hungerford-wounds-michael-ryan-left-town-people-still/ (13 August 2017)
Office for National Statistics https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/bulletins/crimeinenglandandwales/yearendingseptember2017#offences-involving-weapons-recorded-by-the-police-continue-to-rise (25 January 2018)
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