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Gunman Barry Williams under a grey blanket, in custody 1978: Gunman runs amok in West Midlands

Four people are killed and four others seriously wounded after a gunman goes on a shooting spree in the Midlands.

Officers guard the scene of the bomb 1982: RUC officers killed by IRA bomb
Three RUC officers investigating reports of a robbery in Lurgan die after a bomb explodes beneath their armoured police car.

Photo of protestors outside American Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London 1968: Police clash with anti-war protesters
An estimated 6,000 marchers demonstrating against the Vietnam War face up to police outside the US Embassy in London.

1977: Liberal MP denies murder plot
Jeremy Thorpe tells journalists he was not involved in a plot to kill former male model Norman Scott.

Bruno Pontecorvo 1950: Hunt for missing atomic scientist
The British intelligence service is searching for the missing atomic scientist Bruno Pontecorvo who disappeared seven weeks ago.

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