The Judicial Review into the fatal shooting of Anthony Grainger is set commence this week, before the Rt Honourable Lord Justice Singh and Mr Justice Julian Knowles.
There have been numerous attempts to investigate, discipline or prosecute those involved in the Greater Manchester Police operation that led to Mr Grainger’s death on 3 March 2012; including a five month long Public Inquiry led by HHJ Teague who’s comprehensive report was published in July 2019 and was welcomed by the family.
To date, each disciplinary action or prosecution has failed due to the reliance on untested ‘secret evidence’. Such is the apparent nature of the evidence, even investigators such as the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) have been unable to access it, and therefore been unable to progress any discipline cases.
No-one has therefore been held accountable for their role in the Police operation that led to the death of Anthony.
Since the publishing of HHJ Teague’s report and similar failed disciplinary actions the family of Mr Grainger were granted permission to bring a Judicial Review and seek “a declaration of incompatibility, that the prohibition of the use of intercept evidence in criminal proceedings in s.55(1) and sch.3 para 21(4) of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 is incompatible with the positive and procedural duties within Article 2 ECHR, insofar as it prevents or inhibits prosecutions against state agents for life endangering offences from proceeding.”
The Judicial Review is set to take on 10th and 11th March 2021 in the High Court at Manchester.
Anthony’s family is represented by a legal team with extensive experience of similar cases:
Lead Counsel – Leslie Thomas QC, Garden Court Chambers, London
Junior Counsel – Adam Straw, Doughty Street Chambers, London
Solicitor – Jonathan Bridge, Farleys Solicitors LLP, Manchester
Litigation Executive – David Corrigan, Farleys Solicitors LLP, Manchester