Jewel robbery Blackpool 45 years on
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Fatal Blackpool police shooting recalled 45 years on

Forty-five years ago a botched raid on a jewellers in Blackpool cost the life of the highest ranking English officer to die on duty since the Chief Constable of Brighton was bludgeoned to death in 1844.

Supt Gerry Richardson was fatally shot as he grappled with armed robber Frederick Sewell, who was later jailed. Supt Richardson was awarded a posthumous George Medal, the UK's highest peacetime award for bravery.

Two other officers, who survived being shot at by the criminals recall the day's events.

  • 18 Aug 2016