Man pistol-whipped his ex as she left her home at 7am before goading armed police to shoot him
A man pistol-whipped his ex-partner with the butt of an air gun before turning the weapon on armed police officers, intending they shoot him dead.
Depressed Robert Mitchell planned for the marksmen to end his life – but Leicester Crown Court heard the officers bravely disarmed him instead.
The father-of-two had become “obsessed” with his former partner and was unable to accept their 30-year relationship was at an end.
Mitchell stalked her for almost 18 months, from May 2015, culminating in the assault.
He struck the woman with an airgun amid threats to shoot her and neighbours who tried to... read more
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