1961, In a rage, John Hall attached his wife,
step-sister, and mother.
At 12:45pm he
handed himself in at West Ham police station, but became
agitated when police asked him to empty his pockets.
apparent why he did not want to empty his pockets when
he pulled out a gun.
fire, narrowly missing one officer, and ran off. He was
spotted by Sergeant Frederick George Hutchins who
wrestled Hall to the ground, but while grappling on the
floor Hall shot Sgt Hutchins at close range, killing him
Philip Pawsey was driving to the police station when he
heard a radio message saying to watch out for an armed
man. He spotted Hall, tried to arrest him, and he too
was shot dead.
he got to a nearby phone box, and called the Sunday
Express Newspaper, the reported on duty Nelson Sullivan
managed to keep the gunman talking for 14 minutes while
he was calling Scotland Yard on another phone. Police
quickly traced the phone box, and had it surrounded in
to talk the gunman down, but after ranting about flying
himself to Europe on Concorde, Hall finally turned the
pistol on himself.
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