That's not him. On that day, 27-year-old Michael Ryan shot dead sixteen people, including an unarmed police officer and his own mother. Here he found Susan Godfrey, 33, an attractive, auburn-haired mother, with her children, Hannah, 4, and James, 2. Hungerford. Robert, his frightened son, escaped by jumping over a fence into the neighbouring school, whilst the rest of the family literally ran for their lives. "It's funny, I've killed all those people but I don't have the guts to blow my own brains out.". Hungerford is a big shooting area, farmers and gun clubs and that sort of thing. Chief Inspector Lambert had sent Sergeant Paul Brightwell and his team of eight officers from the Tactical Firearms Unit to investigate the school, unaware that this was indeed the exact location of the killer. "They couldnt cope. Preparing to leave for her grandmothers 95th birthday, Godfrey was packing away the picnic when a grim looking Ryan approached, dressed all in black and pointing a 9mm Beretta pistol at her. As he drove the three-and-a-half miles a news report came on the radio about a suspected armed robbery at a petrol station in Froxfield. Semi-automatic rifles Ryan used during his rampage. Ryan was lying slumped in the corner, near a window, apparently dead.The rest of the unit entered the room and checked that he was not wired with explosives as a booby trap. Hazel Haslett escaped with minor injuries. The primary school where Marjorie Jackson was a caretaker had broken up for the summer holidays. Mrs Godfrey was killed at about 12:30 BST and Mrs Dean was shot at just five minutes later at the petrol station. Following the massacre, the British press was inundated with stories about Michael Ryan and speculation as to why he had committed so many acts of unprovoked violence. That summer afternoon Ryan, a 27-year-old unemployed labourer, killed 16 people . The press helicopters were in the way of police trying to track Ryan and this allowed him to get away again. Ryan then walked into Priory Road, where he found Sandra Hill, 22, driving her red Renault 5, with the window down and the music blaring. Ryan then went to Froxtield petrol station, where he was watched by Mrs Kakoub Dean, wife of the owner, as he filled up his metallic silver Vauxhall Astra GTE, as well as a five-litre can. He needed numerous operations and still suffers, both physically and mentally. Dorothy Ryan tried to reason with her son. "I assumed it had been some sort of accident with glass and that Lisa had been cut," she says. I probably did three or four of these checks a week. "He was dead after all. Her children, who were 85 yards away from where her body was found, were later reunited with their father. The Jacksons had loved their home on South View, with its large garden, and were in the process of buying it. It started with an assumed attempted sexual assault, but Ryan went on to kill many close acquaintances in his hometown. It is known that he made her put her son and daughter, aged two and four, in her car. He legally owned several semi-automatic weapons and told people he had been in the SAS - just one strand of a fantasy life woven by him and apparently perpetuated by his mother. Back at the police station, PC Wainwright was told his mother had been taken to hospital in Swindon. It was following Alfred's death in 1985 that Mrs Ryan began appearing at work with visible bruises, Mrs Jackson says. Kahn died later of his wounds. The Hungerford Massacre on August 19, 1987, saw 16 people killed in a rampage by gunman Michael Ryan. Ms Haslett reversed rapidly and she and her partner escaped with only minor injuries. Michael used to play at Mrs Jackson's home with one of her sons. Eventually, shots were heard coming from John O'Gaunt School. "I rushed back to check on Jane and on the way I saw smoke coming up from South View [a nearby street]. Meanwhile, police were busy getting some people to safety and preventing others from going where they thought Ryan might move to next. But, although the house was cleaned and modernised and made available for them, they could not bear to return. 6 were already dead.". Many were attended by people who had never known the deceased in life, but wished to show support for their families and the bereaved Hungerford community in general. Sharp, acrid and smoky.". He chased me all the way. "I just broke down in tears," Mr Wainwright says. 2 - Sheila Mason Paying no attention to the police or the press, Ryan seemed oblivious to anything other than his hell-bent mission to kill everyone in his path. He sprayed their car with 11 bullets, Ivor Jackson was shot three times in the chest and once in the head and White was shot too, dying as their car smashed into the police car Ryan had shot at earlier. It wasnt long before investigators discovered, via ballistics analysis, that her death was connected to those that happened subsequently in Hungerford that afternoon. Ian Playle, the last victim to be fatally shot, had in fact been warned of the danger in South View by police. "I just started to run. This Wednesday was no different, with the schools on holiday, many people were taking advantage of the good weather. Ryan had murdered 16 people and seriously injured 15 more, but his whereabouts were unknown. Mr Gibbs tried to protect his wife, who was a wheelchair user. At age 11, he moved from the local primary school opposite his home, to the John OGaunt Secondary School, where he underachieved academically and would often play truant. Moving closer, he noticed the rear window of the police car had been shot out. document.write(new Date().getFullYear()) The Hungerford Family Help Unit was hastily established in makeshift offices, co-ordinated by John Smith, to help a community suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I later realised that was because the bullets were still in her. Ryan, an unemployed handyman, also injured 15 people in the horrific attack before turning the gun on himself. It was on August 19 1987 that loner and gun fanatic Michael Ryan went on a shooting rampage in Hungerford, a market town in Berkshire. "What he did was the ultimate taking back of control. The incident prompted the government to change gun laws, banning semi-automatic and pump-action rifles. Sandra Hill, who'd moved away from the town, was visiting former school friends. Ryan used a semi-automatic rifle, an M1 Carbine and a Beretta pistol to carry out a string of attacks in the village. ", Several of Derek and Mary Whiting's relatives were shot. A police negotiator managed to engage him in conversation. 13 - Victor Gibbs Because the road was blocked by PC Brereton and Mr White's car, he and his partner could not drive their ambulance up, so he went on foot. The town had long been a tourist destination. Seven minutes after saying this, at 18:52, he shot himself in the head. It later transpired that he had shot the family dog, a black Labrador. His father, Alfred Henry Ryan, a government building inspector, was known for being a perfectionist and was 55 when Ryan was born.His mother, Dorothy Ryan, was over 20 years younger than her husband and was 34 when she had her only son. He saw Mr White and Mr Jackson in the car and Mr Clements - who had been walking his dog with his family - lying dead on the footpath. A few days after the murders, Mr Wainwright - who had carried out the routine checks for Ryan's firearms licence - was astonished to see the Today newspapers front page splash. He was John Storms, 49, a washing machine engineer who had been called out to Hungerford Park Farm on business. Ryan looked in through the kitchen window and pointed his gun at her. "I put two and two together and assumed that the armed robbers from Froxfield had been cornered in Hungerford," he said. I've never run so fast. She shouted at him, saying, Is that you making that noise? They lived a few doors from each other and their families were friends. The Hungerford Massacre was a spree shooting that took place in Hungerford, England, United Kingdom, on August 19, 1987. Ryan's mother consistently pandered to her husband and son so Michael saw her as someone who was there to do things for him and essentially serve him - so he felt a sense of entitlement to treat her however he wanted.". "It was a happy occasion and I think he felt resentful and victimised and wanted to seize control. "Ill never forget what I saw that day, what happened to him, but I can't tell you. Wearing camouflage outfits, he enjoyed sneaking up on picnickers and watching them without their knowledge, before disappearing again. "I got into the house and slammed the door. "It hasn't got any easier. He had a few friends but always shied away from any sporting or social events at school. Short for his age, Ryan was often teased and bullied but never retaliated and consequently avoided other children. For more stories of the worst people on earth, visit our . His wife and children were unhurt. That was possibly even worse than hearing it the first time.". "I just thought: 'They dont want outsiders. The mother-of-four, 38, from Kent . In his right hand, tied to his wrist with a bootlace, was his Beretta pistol. The fact was that they were prevented from entering the danger zone, for fear of being shot themselves. "I thought: 'How the hell can I go and see her if they're all blaming me? He continually asked about his mother and how she was. It's difficult. Betty Tolladay, 71, had heard loud bangs, and thinking it was children playing with firecrackers, had come out into her back garden to shout at them to keep the noise down. 9 - Marcus Barnard It seemed that whilst he was in the midst of a murderous rampage, he still felt the need to protect children. Ryan was a shy child with a keen interest in the military. Here he shot her 13 times, dropped the groundsheet and returned to parking area. Terrified, crying and huddled against the wall, she begged him not to kill her. It was a police vehicle which had its blue lights flashing. The police officers at the scene did not apprehend him at this point, as they were unarmed. A right little sod. 19th August 1987. 6 - George White Then he shot himself. The final shooting took place at about 13:45. Former mummy blogger Clemmie Hooper is facing a midwifery misconduct hearing - three years after she confessed to trolling other influencers on a gossip forum. AETNUK All Rights Reserved. They survived, although Alison still has a bullet inside her. Watched by neighbours, he went into the house and muffled shots were heard. Police in action during a Gun siege in Hungerford, Berkshire. Marching her away from her two young children, he shot her 13 times in the back. hungerford massacre photos. The day before, on 19 August 1987, Michael Ryan, a 27-year-old Hungerford man, drove to nearby Savernake Forest and shot dead Susan Godfrey, who was picnicking with her two young children,. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visited the village on Thursday, August 20, 1987, the day after the shooting, to pay her condolences. Mrs Jackson noticed he was holding a gun in each hand. It's not known whether Ryan spent a long time watching Sue Godfrey, a 35-year-old nurse who had stopped with her two young children for a picnic lunch. Trevor Wainwright, Hungerfords usual bobby on the beat, was on a day off. Brightwell answered that he did not know at the time but was attempting to find out, and continued to persuade him to drop his weapons and come outside. Mrs Pascoe stemmed the bleeding and stayed with the girl until an ambulance arrived. Michael Ryan The Hungerford massacre was a series of random shootings in Hungerford, Berkshire, on 19 August 1987, when Michael Robert Ryan, an unemployed part-time antique dealer and handyman, fatally shot 16 people, including his own mother, before committing suicide. I was on the floor. He was making his way to a part-time gardening job in the nearby village of Inkpen. Yet another vehicle drove into the area and once again, Ryan shot at it, hitting the driver, shattering his jaw, bursting his tongue and missing his spinal cord by two millimetres. "She asked me what my dad looked like," he says. Lepetit had heard about shooting in his neighbourhood and was hurrying home to check on his family. It's testament to her own strength of mind that she did. Besotted with the military, Ryan bought army jackets, survival gear and masks. Write by: . On 19 August 1987, gunman Michael Ryan went on the rampage in the small town of Hungerford. He would insist on lying down on the back seat of the car if we ever went out, so he couldn't be seen. This powerful mix of emotions is often later expressed in an inappropriately violent response. 7 - Dorothy Ryan ', "She told me to get my arse straight down there. It was one of the worst mass shootings in British history. Other victims included Susan Godfrey, of Reading, who was killed while picnicking with her children; Roland and Sheila Mason, who were killed in their home; Kenneth Clements, who was shot while walking to Hungerford Common. Ryan then abandoned his M1 carbine in the Memorial Gardens. They usually hang up if a journalist approaches them and refuse to have their photograph taken in connection with the shooting. When Ryan was old enough, he purchased a shotgun and began to collect other weapons, which he proudly displayed in a glass cabinet in his bedroom. Linda was hit in the shoulder and Alison in the right thigh. Flowers began arriving at the town hall, where the flag flew at half-mast. Dr Yardley believes Ryan was attempting to wrest some sort of control from society. I still get dreadful pain in my back. She had been to check on the building, which was just the other side of the street from her South View home, and was returning to her house for lunch when a springer spaniel ran past. Crossing the street, shooting as he went, Ryan strode towards 60 Priory Road, the home of Victor and Myrtle Gibbs and blasted open the front door with his semi-automatic rifle. I thought he'd come in and kill them.". Peter Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering thirteen women and attacking seven other women. "The station was locked, so I let myself in with a key. Ryan approached, looked at him and shot him three times. The Jacksons remember him as being a model-railway enthusiast and "a lovely man who would help you with anything". "I think he used to do it quite often, but then with him he used to say lots of things. People were frantic to get to their families to see if they were safe and unharmed. And strictly speaking, it was not his responsibility; Froxfield, though just outside Hungerford, was in Wiltshire rather than Berkshire and beyond the jurisdiction of Thames Valley Police. His victims included his own mother and police officer Roger Brereton - who was later posthumously awarded the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct. The loss affected him profoundly and he became increasingly withdrawn, often going off alone to the shooting range, or working on cars. The British Home Secretary, Douglas Hurd, travelled to Hungerford on Sunday, 23 August 1987. Alfred Ryan, Michael's father, had become a parent in his mid-50s and was about 20 years older than Dorothy. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of Terms and Conditions. They were unable to refuse him as he had no record of mental instability and no criminal record. Trevor can't move out to his own place. Ryan hadnt stopped there, though. The Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 was passed in the wake of the massacre. It was Jane, PC Wainwright's then-wife. "I always encouraged him to talk about what happened, and one day he whispered to me and asked if he could use a rude word. Hungerford is a pretty canalside town famous for its antiques shops and upmarket boutiques. She had started the day wearing yellow trousers, borrowed from her sister. "I told her he had tattoos, was about 6ft 1in and had grey hair. He found low-paid work as a caretaker at a girls school. These include Lonewolf: True Stories of Spree Killers (May 2002) by Pan Pantziarka and The Encyclopedia of Mass Murder by Brian Lane and Wilfred Gregg (1993). When he was 13 his mother bought him an air rifle. The Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, who was on holiday in Cornwall at the time, was notified of the events and kept informed via a special phone line from Downing Street. "She tried to tell Michael to stop and he shot her at close range," Mr Jackson adds. He became a skilled shooter and member of two gun clubs. Not able to stand by and idly watch people suffer, he had repeatedly risked his life to help a number of victims, giving first aid where he could and solace to those having lost loved ones. At one point, he claimed to have an Israeli fragmentation type hand grenade, which seriously worried the police. 33 years ago today, a sleepy Berkshire town was rocked by one of the most shocking mass shootings ever seen in the UK. Sixteen people were killed and 15 more were seriously injured in what was the UK's worst mass. Ambulance driver Hazel Haslett arrived minutes later. He got me in my lower back. With Craig Jackson, Donal MacIntyre, Sean Preston, Michael Ryan. S02:E03 - Michael Ryan - the Hungerford Massacre. "I didnt know by doing that, by asking him to come home, I was just leading them both into danger.". The beauty spot near Marlborough is a popular place with dog walkers, picnickers and ramblers. An only child, Michael Robert Ryan was born on 18 May 1960 in the Savernake hospital, Hungerford. He had what appeared to be a normal upbringing, although he was perhaps overindulged by his mother. Sent them away.". Maybe he was distracted; maybe he enjoyed the power of sparing Mrs Wainwright's life. Close to tears, she toured the streets, met with the relatives and visited victims in hospital. The description of the shootings as a "tragedy" doesnt sit well with Mrs Jackson. Continuing to live with his parents, his doting and indulgent mother would pay for anything he could not afford, including cars, petrol, insurance, and even his first gun, an air rifle. Michael Ryan was just so, so insignificant. Ryan, who was heavily armed, forced 33-year-old Susan Godfrey, who was on a picnic with her children, to put them in her car and Michael Ryan went on the rampage through the Berkshire town of Hungerford in 1987 shooting 16 people dead and wounding 14 others. He would also brag to people about things he had not done, in a string of lies that made him seem far more capable and experienced than he actually was. Their younger son Trevor, who had been 18 in 1987, is being treated for PTSD while his older brother Peter, who was in the same year as Ryan at school, refuses to talk about that day. Godfreys children watched as he climbed into his car, which was parked next to theirs, and drive away without a word to them. ", Trevor Wainwright still lives in Hungerford. Slaughter on a warm summer's day: The Hungerford massacre, 47 minutes of horror: The Columbine massacre, Rampage killers : shooters without remorse, America's 8 deadliest mass shootings since Columbine, Crime + Investigation Play - What to watch in March 2023. Their inability to defend themselves against their bullies means that shame, guilt, anger, hate and the need for revenge builds inside them. The dog and its pursuer rounded a bend before disappearing from view. But we've stuck by each other.". Mrs Jackson can remember Mrs Ryan telling her about a mysterious "friend" Michael had made. 11 - Eric Vardy Despite his elaborate fantasies, however, Ryan was not mentally ill. Medical reports show he had no history of mental illness - in fact, his doctor had countersigned Ryan's gun applications. While the physical injuries from that fateful day have long since healed, the emotional scars in Hungerford still run deep. The gunman was reloading his weapon and Mrs Wainwright thought he would shoot at her again. "My brother and sister-in-law were on the list.". Even now Mr Jackson has not been back to South View. "We got a letter from the Queen," Mr Jackson adds. "At the hospital, where my mum was, everyone who'd been shot had been put into the same ward. Without replying, Ryan shot his mother twice in the stomach and once in the leg. It was absolute panic stations. Luckily she hadn't been injured. Dr Gregory Moffat, a childhood aggression specialist, claimed that victims of bullying are generally small, weak, lack confidence and are loners. When PC Wainwright, wearing his off-duty clothes of shorts and a Fred Perry polo shirt, was called into his superior's office, he thought he was going to be told to put his uniform on. The police had already received a report, from George, of an armed robbery in progress at the petrol station and were en route to her. What she found was houses on fire, people lying dead in their gardens and smashed cars lining the street. Shortly after Ms Haslett escaped South View, her colleague Derek Whiting arrived in a second ambulance, completely unaware that a gunman was at large. It was being chased up the road by Michael Ryan. They were armed with .38 Smith and Wessons, which were no match for Ryans arsenal.Four and three quarter hours after the police had first been informed of Ryan, he was finally spotted at one of the schools third floor classroom windows at 5.26 pm. '", Chief Inspector Laurie Fray and PC Colin Lilley hold Ryan's murder weapons. She was wounded but managed to call her husband, Ivor Jackson, who worked close by. Ryan fired at helicopters from this window. Prime Minister Mrs Thatcher interrupted her Cornish holiday to visit Hungerford. Critics said the . Michael Ryan : The Hungerford Massacre. At around 12:45pm, Ryan arrived at his next destination, 4 South View, a dead-end street in Hungerford, where he lived with his widowed mother. His face, she says, was expressionless. The investigation into Mrs Godfrey's death found she had not been raped. Scenes in Hungerford, Berkshire, following a gun siege in the town the day before, the event became known as the Hungerford massacre, pictured is the. Pathologists determined she was killed by the first three bullets. Over the moon at the news of his father's survival, PC Wainwright telephoned his brothers and sister. The horrific Hungerford Massacre was finally over. Then he shot at Mrs Dean and sped back to South View where he set fire to his home and shot dead his dog, Blackie. The Killing Spree That Changed UK Gun Laws: Hungerford Massacre (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories Real Stories 5.92M subscribers Subscribe 3.4K 462K views 3 years ago Explores the case of. Lance Corporal Carl Harries, 21, a young off-duty soldier and veteran of the Falklands War, was on his way into town, to pick up a radiator hose, when he walked into the midst of the massacre. Mr Lepetit said: "I gave him a hand one week, and the next he shot me and set fire to my house.". With her window open and radio on in her Renault 5, she became Ryans 13th murder victim, dying from a single shot. Ryan stormed into the shop and again aimed his rifle at Dean. He then went back into the house, used the five-litre can of petrol to soak everything he could, and set the house on fire.Into his car, Ryan had packed military clothing, a large amount of ammunition and a first aid kit. Another witness reported that Ryan warned several children to get off the street and go inside. He wounded a further 15 before turning the gun on himself. At 6.52 pm, Brightwell heard a single muffled shot from the classroom. Mrs Gibbs died several days later, in hospital. Some more minor details of that fateful day in 1987 vary in the different accounts but all agree that it will remain in memory as one of the worst gun crimes in British history.Sir Charles Pollard, Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police from 1991 2001, commented, The realisation that this could happen in fun-loving England, where we dont have guns and the police arent armed it changed policing and it changed society forever.. He died instantly from chest wounds. Leaving school he embarked on a series of casual labouring jobs and was often unemployed. He is still haunted, he says, by the photograph of his father dead in his car. "Ivor has very limited mobility, and his lungs are damaged from the bullet. People later commented that his mental instability became increasingly apparent following the death of his father. She had been at work in Hungerford when the news about the shootings came on the radio. At age 16, he left John OGaunt School to attend a technical college, the Newbury College of Further Education, intending to learn to become a building contractor.Although he tried hard, it soon became apparent that Ryan showed no flair for this trade and soon dropped out of college. One of the Tactical Firearms Unit climbed onto the school roof and with a mirror on a long pole, managed to see into the classroom at last. "He used to wear camouflage gear, that sort of thing. It was a good day to spend in the garden - hot and sunny. However, they stipulated that Ryan install a suitable Chubb steel cabinet in which to safely lock his weapons. Ryan was well-known for driving "like a bat out of hell" - the only time he had been in trouble with the police was for breaking the speed limit. In a small village 60 miles west of London, at 12:30 in the afternoon, 27-year-old Michael Ryan shoots a mother dead. Just after midday, on 19 August 1987, the 27-year-old unemployed Ryan entered a secluded area of Savernake Forest. I mean, there's no legitimate reason anyone would need to have a Kalashnikov - but it was legal. Ambulances lined the main street. "I think he fully intended to fake his own death at home and disappear at that point," says Prof Jackson. Gunman Michael Ryan shocked the country with his rampage around the quiet Berkshire town. Some reports were inaccurate, giving the wrong location. 'It's a show that I'm passionate about': Will Mellor on 'Cops Who Kill'. The letter, complete with golden tassel, is still in its recorded delivery envelope and is kept in a basket in the Jacksons' kitchen. At 17:25, Ryan threw a semi-automatic rifle from the classroom window. She was fully clothed but riddled with bullets. She scrambled into her house, where she collapsed and her mother immediately called an ambulance. Find out how you can get the latest news from BerkshireLive delivered straight to your inbox. Both died instantly. That summer afternoon Ryan, a 27-year-old unemployed labourer, killed 16 people . They flew the police helicopter past the window, but could not see in to the classroom. The bullet entered her groin, smashed the top of her hip, part of her pelvis and the sciatic nerve, before exiting via her back. 1 - Roland Mason But, he reasoned, it was his day off. Dorothy then saw her son with a gun in his hand and called to him, saying, Stop Michael. "He used to say he could follow anyone and they wouldnt notice," said the friend. Armed with an automatic rifle, a pistol and at least one. Seventy-eight bullet holes were found. It was on August 19 1987 that loner and gun fanatic Michael Ryan went on a shooting rampage in Hungerford, a market town in Berkshire. Say the name Hungerford and most people will associate the town with the events of Wednesday, 19 August, 1987. 20th August 1987. The Hoddle Street massacre was committed by a former soldier who wore combat fatigues. "I didnt know the Masons at No. It was market day in Hungerford, a balmy Wednesday, 19 August 1987. Bob Barclay, a local builder and nearby resident, risking his own life, bravely ran out and dragged Storms from his car, managing to half crouch and half run with Storms into the safety of his garden. He was shooting at me. Michael Ryan : The Hungerford Massacre 152,574 views May 19, 2022 7.5K Dislike Share Save this is MONSTERS 539K subscribers Michael Ryan was a quiet loner when he was a kid, so he began. All I could think of was the dogs. As Mr Playle rounded a bend in Priory Street, Ryan fired a single shot. She was inordinately lucky not to have been shot by him. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Hungerford the day after the attack, Mrs Thatcher meets police and people affected by the incident, This aerial shot shows people fleeing the attack, A Floral tribute outside Hungerford Town Hall, A shocked policeman cradling a young girl after her father was brutally murdered, Graham Brunsden was one of many who risked their lives trying to help the victims, Vicar in church with people praying in Hungerford, Janet Mason whose parents, pensioners Roland and Sheila Mason, were among those killed, along with her husband, two children and brother Chris, Marlyne Vardy at the funeral of husband Eric, Police attend a press conference the day after the incident, Dorothy and Alfred Ryan, parents of murderer Michael Ryan. At another point, close to the end, he said, I wish I had stayed in bed. He headed straight there and was greeted by a nurse who said Kathleen was fine and Douglas was in the operating theatre. 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