Sunday Papers – ‘Killing spree is terror attack’ – Afghans flee
Sunday’s front pages are dominated by the news Plymouth gunman Jake Davison had his gun licence returned to him weeks before he went on a mass shooting – killing five people.
Elsewhere, the Taliban is also featured on the front pages, as they continue to gain control and Afghans flee.
Plymouth Shooting: ‘Rethink UK’s already strict gun control laws’
The Sun on Sunday is angry that his social media profiles weren’t checked, because of what police considered to be an “invasion of privacy”.
The paper asks: “What could be a greater invasion than killing innocent people, including a three-year-old girl?”
The Sunday Mirror says that if ever there was a case to spur an urgent rethink of the UK’s already strict gun control laws, this is it.
The Sunday People praises the “magnificent, brave response” of officers to the shooting on Thursday, but questions why they were needed in the first place, describing Davison as a “time bomb”.
Sunday Express – ‘Killing Spree A Terror Attack’
The Sunday Express says experts have said the extremist, women-hating “incel” community should be treated like terrorists, as it emerged killer Jake Davison is being celebrated by members of the group. Davison shot dead five people in an attack on Thursday evening in the Keyham area of Plymouth.
Mail On Sunday – ‘Royals and BBC in Bashir guilt money talks’
The Mail On Sunday reports the BBC is hoping to make amends for the “Martin Bashir scandal” by paying £1.5m to a charity chosen by the Royal Family.
The Independent – ‘Poor parts of UK suffer £1bn Brexit black hole’
The Independent reports “Red wall” areas of England will lose up to £1bn of cash this year due to Brexit despite Boris Johnson’s vow to level up the country.
‘The Sunday Times – ‘China, the WHO and the power grab that fuelled a pandemic’
The Sunday Times reports, The World Health Organisation (WHO) “missed its only chance to stop the coronavirus pandemic after a campaign by China to secure influence over its decision-making”.
The Observer – ‘Afghans flee Kabul in panic as Taliban forces close in’
Afghans are fleeing the capital Kabul as Taliban forces close in after sweeping across the country, The Observer reports.
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