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No evidence from murder accused
Pc Patrick Dunne
Patrick Dunne was killed by a single bullet
A man accused of shooting dead a police officer in 1993 will not give evidence at his trial, a court has heard.

Gary Nelson is charged with murdering Pc Patrick Dunne in 1993.

Mr Nelson, 36, is said to have been a member of a "wicked" gang of "laughing assassins" who shot Pc Dunne after first shooting bouncer William Danso.

Pc Dunne, who was 44, was investigating a domestic dispute when he heard gunshots at a neighbouring house in October 1993.

Mr Nelson denies two charges of murdering Pc Dunne and Mr Danso.

Pc Dunne was killed by a single shot to the chest in the incident, which took place on 12 October 1993.

John Ryder, QC, defending Mr Nelson, told jurors at London's Woolwich Crown Court that the defence would not be calling any evidence.

After first saying the jury could "draw inferences" from Mr Nelson's decision not to give evidence, Judge Mr Justice Wilkie adjourned the case until Monday.


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