Publication of the final report of the Anthony Grainger Public Inquiry

Home Office written statement – made on 11th July 2019.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department

Today the Anthony Grainger Public Inquiry has published its final report, which has been laid before the House.

Anthony Grainger was shot dead on 3 March 2012 by an armed firearms officer of Greater Manchester Police as part of the covert investigation named Operation Shire. A public inquiry was announced by the then Home Secretary in March 2016 to ascertain the circumstances surrounding Mr Grainger’s death.

I would like to thank His Honour Judge Teague for publishing his report today and for leading this important work, from which we expect to learn valuable lessons for the future. The Government will provide a formal response in due course, once it has fully considered the report, and any recommendations therein.

The report will be available from the Vote Office and to view on the Inquiry website and on

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS1675