Wednesday 2nd June 2010, 12 people dead and many more, up to 25 injured.
8:20am - Bird sets off in his
Citeron Picasso taxi from his home in Rowrah.
8:30am Bird shots his twin
brother, David, in the village of Lamplugh He then
proceeded into Frizington where he shot the family
solicitor, Kevin Commons, who was found shot dead in his
10:35am. Bird arrives at the
taxi rank in Whitehaven where he shots fellow taxi driver,
and friend Darren Rewcastle, he also shots another cabbie,
Terry Kenedey and his passenger, both survive.
He drives to
another taxi rank in Coach street where he shots another
According to eyewitness reports,
Derrick Bird is seen driving through Whitehaven with his
gun hanging out of the window. Shortly afterwards, police
urge people in Whitehaven, Egremont and Seascale to stay
11:15am, Bird arrives in a
sleepy hamlet near Egremont, Retired Sellafield worker
Kenneth Fishburn shot whilst riding his bicycle on
Haggard End. Egremont: Susan Hughes
was shot as she walked home from the shops.
Wilton: Jennifer and James Jackson
killed at Town End Farm.
Carlton Wood: Isaac Dixon shot while he was speaking
with a farmer on the edge of a field.
Gosforth: Rugby League player Garry Purdham killed at
point blank range whilst working in a field.
B5344 towards Drigg Road: Cyclist Michael Pike, 64, and
Jane Robinson both killed. Robinson was delivering
catalogues at the time.
Seascale: Jamie Clarke killed whilst driving through
Seascale on Gosforth Road. Pub landlord Harry Berger
is shot in the arm in Seascale,
1.04pm Cumbria Police
revealed that Bird had abandoned his car near the hamlet
of Boot and was on foot
1.30pm - The Sellafield nuclear plant near Seascale
goes into lockdown
1:40pm a body was
discovered in a wood near the town of Boot, police
confirmed this to be the body of the gunman, Derrick Bird,
there was 2 guns found with the body.
Police revealed that Bird had both a
shotgun certificate and a firearms Licence for the
weapons used in the massacre he had held the licence for
over 20 years, and had no previous complaints or problems
in relation to guns.
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