all credits: ITV News
published: 3 March 2017
It’s five years since Anthony Grainger was shot and killed by a Greater Manchester police marksman.
The father of two was unarmed and sitting in a park car when the firearms specialist opened fire.
Police have claimed they believed there was a weapon in his car. But the Public Inquiry looking into his death has discovered their intelligence was flawed.
Today, his partner Gail Hadfield Grainger, returned to the carpark in Culcheth to lay flowers at the spot where he was killed.
4WardEver Case Profile:
Anthony Grainger, 36, was shot and killed whilst seated in a car by armed officers around 7.20pm on 3rd March 2012 in what Greater Manchester Police say was a ‘pre planned’ operation. Family and friends still await answers as to why Anthony, who was later found to be unarmed at the time, was killed.