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19-08-1987

Hungerford massacre: Michael Ryan shoots 16 and himself

In a small village 60 miles west of London, at 12:30 in the afternoon, 27-year-old Michael Ryan shoots a mother dead. He then carries on killing with his legally purchased and licensed Kalashnikov capable of killing at 300 yards. He uses it against the people he has grown up with and against the unarmed police that are called. Critics said the gun legislation that followed was not restrictive enough and a decade later, Thomas Hamilton kills 17 in Dunblane....Read the full Hungerford Massacre crime file