Michael Atherton: Bungling armed police involved in triple murder inquest couldn"t be named – to protect their human rights


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Bungling armed police involved in triple murder inquest couldn't be named – to protect their human rightsPolice lawyers said their clients feared 'media pointing the finger'Ban overturned following an appeal by the Daily MailOne of the officers involved in case had been selling confiscated firearms By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 00:17 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 5 March 2013 A coroner banned the naming of bungling firearms officers in a triple murder inquest to protect their human rights. In the latest secret justice farce, officers who wrongly allowed Michael Atherton to own guns were given anonymity to respect their ‘right to privacy’. Police lawyers said their clients were worried about ‘the way in which they were talked about’ and feared ‘media pointing the finger’