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Hungerford

Thirty years on from the first mass shooting in modern British history, Alan Dein visits Hungerford. He investigates how the town has coped in the aftermath of this tragic event.

30 years on from the first mass shooting in modern British history, Alan Dein visits Hungerford. He investigates how the town has coped in the aftermath.

'Aftermath' is a new series which explores what happens to a community after it has been at the centre of a nationally significant event.

In August 1987, Hungerford was rocked to its core by a mass shooting. A local man killed 16 people and injured many more. The whole country was shocked, and as Hungerford tried to recover and grieve, the world's press camped out in this small Berkshire town. For a generation, the name of the town became synonomous with this event.

How did the town manage in the face of overwhelming attention, and how has it changed since? Alan Dein investigates the aftermath, meeting people involved at the time of the event, and asks what Britain has learned from Hungerford.

Produced by Melvin Rickarby.

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28 minutes

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Wed 25 Jan 2017 11:00

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