ARMED SIEGE TRAGEDY: Our questions go unanswered

WE put a number of questions about last week’s armed siege to Lincolnshire Police, but officers say they are unable to answer them until the inquest into Barry Horspool’s death.

• What type of firearm did he have?

• How many officers were deployed – armed and unarmed?

• What time did officers last have verbal contact with Horspool?

• How did he die?

• Are there any previous incidents involving Horspool and firearms?

• How long had he held a gun licence? Can you confirm police were attending to revoke it?

• What is Lincolnshire Police’s policy on responding to firearms incidents? Was this procedure followed?